Carl Frampton stopped Darren Traynor within the seventh spherical to arrange his title battle with Jamel Herring in November.
The 33-year-old had no issues with the late opponent and weight adjustments, delivering a composed efficiency from begin to end.
The battle started with Frampton utilizing his pace benefit to counter Traynor’s peak benefit.
Northern Eire’s ‘Jackal’ zipped out and in of vary, touchdown clear photographs whereas his opponent was left punching skinny air.
Traynor was not with none success early on, however finally regarded outclassed and overmatched as anticipated.
The fifth was a constructive spherical for the Scot and this appeared to irk Frampton who fired again with spite in direction of the top of the session.
Within the second half of the battle, Frampton upped the tempo.
He flattened Traynor with a sickening left hook to the physique on the finish of spherical six, however the challenger recovered to his toes and heard the bell.
It didn’t final for much longer although, because the towel got here in halfway by means of spherical seven.
The triumph has set Frampton up for a world title shot in opposition to WBO super-featherweight champion Jamel Herring in November.
This implies he’s now only one win from Irish historical past.
“There’s been two-weight world champions earlier than,” Frampton informed talkSPORT.com earlier within the week, “I’m proud to have joined that firm.
“However I believe to face alone as the one three-weight world champion, it’s historic actually.
“I wanna create a legacy on this sport and I believe profitable a world title in my third division provides me a ticket to the Corridor of Fame.
“It makes individuals realise and myself realise – most likely I’d be snug to name myself the best fighter Eire’s ever produced as a three-weight world champion.
“My youngsters can be pleased with me. The those that’ve all the time supported me can be pleased with me.
“That’s why I’m doing it. Legacy causes.”