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Carl Frampton: Avalos was slow, fight was easy for me

Carl Frampton's win over Chris Avalos on Saturday was well-earned, and the fighter says it was actually easy for him.

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

On his win over Avalos: "To be honest, it was pretty easy tonight. He felt slow to me. I could see everything coming. I just felt in control, and I felt like I was going to do that at some point. I probably did it a bit earlier than I expected myself, but it was a great performance."

"After the first round, I knew I was gonna get this guy, I knew I was hitting him too clean. As the rounds went on, he started to slow a bit, and I knew it was only a matter of time."

On reading Avalos' body language: "It's not fear, just body language. It's not really their eyes, it's their body language and how they react, and how slow they are. He was getting slightly easier to hit because his reactions were slowing down. It's an accumulation of things, it's not one thing in particular, but you know when you know."

On the crowd in Belfast: "(The fans) didn't like that guy. They wanted him gone. And I got rid of him."

On what's next: "I'll take it easy. There will be some press stuff to do, but I want to spend time with my family. I'll have a day or two of press things to do, and then I'll turn my phone off for a week and spend some time with my family."

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