Carl Frampton stopped Darren Traynor within the seventh spherical to arrange his title struggle with Jamel Herring in November.
The 33-year-old had no issues with the late opponent and weight modifications, delivering a composed efficiency from begin to end.
The struggle 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 in the end regarded outclassed and overmatched as anticipated.
The fifth was a optimistic 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 struggle, 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 via spherical seven.
The triumph has set Frampton up for a world title shot towards 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 instructed 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 successful a world title in my third division offers 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 happy with me. The people who’ve at all times supported me can be happy with me.
“That’s why I’m doing it. Legacy causes.”