Dave ‘Boy’ McAuley has hailed Carl Frampton as a “World beater” who will only improve with age.
Belfast boy Frampton defends his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr in America on Saturday night and McAuley is confident ‘The Jackal’ can reign over any rival in the super-bantamweight division.
“He is perfect for the weight and I can see him defending that title for as long as he wants. Carl could defend it 10-12 times,” McAuley said.
“At that weight he has got everything and there is no-one in the division that can touch him.
“I have watched Scott Quigg, Guillermo Rigondeaux and Leo Santa Cruz and he would just be too strong and powerful for them.
“I think he chins Quigg, Rigondeaux and Santa Cruz. At super-bantamweight he is the main man.
“Carl is the complete package as he has a good chin, power, movement. He can be aggressive and he can fight on the back foot.
“He can also think his way through a fight and there are not many who have all those talents. He is the real deal, a world beater.”
There have been many great boxers from these shores over the years and McAuley believes Frampton could be the pick of the crop.
“It is all there for him and he has the ability and the talent to achieve whatever he wants,” he added.
“I watched his last defence against Chris Avalos at the Odyssey and was very impressed. It was a fantastic performance from Carl that night.”
And former IBF flyweight champ McAuley says Frampton could move up in weight.
“If he takes the power with him, then yes. He has the boxing talent to do it, but he should clean-up at super-bantamweight because he is perfect at that weight,” he said.