Frampton keen to join elite
Carl Frampton insists he will fire himself into world title contention by beating Steve Molitor in Belfast on Saturday night.
Frampton, who is managed by Barry McGuigan, will face the biggest test of his fledgling career when he steps in the ring with the two-time IBF champion.
The Canadian claims he too has motivation aplenty heading into the fight given defeat to the emerging Irishman would all-but end his career at world-level boxing.
But Frampton, nicknamed The Jackal, is confident of coming out on top in a contest he hopes will catapult him into the ranks of the sport's top super-bantamweights.
"There definitely is a risk, but I'm at the stage in my career where I want to have big fights," he told Sky Sports News.
"I want to be propelled to world level and Steve Molitor certainly is world level. He's rated No 9 by Ring magazine.
"So if I win this fight everyone's going to know about me. All the world champions are going to have to stand up and take notice."