Result: Carl Frampton closes in on world title shot

Carl Frampton in action during his IBF Inter-Continental Super Bantamweight match against Raul Hirales on May 26, 2013
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Carl Frampton moves closer to a super-bantamweight showdown with Leo Santa Cruz after stopping Hugo Cazares in two rounds.

Carl Frampton has moved a step closer to a world title shot after beating Hugo Cazares inside two rounds.

The Northern Irish super-bantamweight maintained his 100% professional record with a convincing win in Belfast.

Frampton thanked his home fans and is now looking to a summer showdown with WBC title holder Leo Santa Cruz.

"The support has been fantastic," Frampton told BBC Sport. "I have the loudest bunch of supporters in Europe without a doubt.

"[Santa Cruz] wants to be in blockbuster fights and me against him would be huge."

Frampton looked comfortable throughout the fight and stopped his 36-year-old opponent with a devastating left hook in round two although the Mexican appeared to mistime the count, getting up moments after the referee reached 10.

Carl Frampton in action during his IBF Inter-Continental Super Bantamweight match against Raul Hirales on May 26, 2013
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