Frampton Reportedly Close To Parting Ways With Barry McGuigan

According to multiple reports coming out of Belfast, former world champion Carl Frampton is close to ending his partnership with longtime manager Barry McGuigan.

According to the BBC, a reliable source has said that behind the scenes the relationship between the pair has begun to "unravel".

Ten days before his scheduled contest with Andres Gutierrez late last month, Frampton stepped down as a board member of McGuigan's Cyclone Promotions.


The build up to the fight with Guiterrez saw Frampton weigh in one pound overweight, before the contest was called off less than 24 hours before the fight was scheduled to take place, when Gutierrez suffered several cuts and busted his teeth after slipping in the shower.

Frampton has worked with McGuigan since signing a professional deal in 2009 and in the past it has been noted that the pair have a very close relationship.

The BBC says it understands the postponement put added pressure on the relationship between the pair and it is now expected that Frampton will leave McGuigan's promotional stable Cyclone Promotions.

Frampton is advised by boxing powerbroker Al Haymon - which gives the Irish boxer the option to continue fighting under the Premier Boxing Champions banner.

Haymon also has deals with most of the top names in the featherweight division - where Frampton currently resides. Among the featherweight names in Haymon's stable - WBA champion Leo Santa Cruz, Abner Mares, WBC champion Gary Russell Jr., Jorge Lara and IBF champion Lee Selby.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Tatabanya on 08-16-2017

Frampton is a good fighter, not a great one. I admired his win over Santa Cruz in the first fight, but do not forget he had almost been knocked out in the first by the late Cobrita Gonzalez Jr. Beating…

Comment by bronx7 on 08-16-2017

Get taught by real trainers

Comment by bronx7 on 08-16-2017

All U.K. Fighters leaving and switching trainers they go out of frying pan into the fire so few real trainers out there. Smart fighters come here get real sparring opponents training

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 08-16-2017

I'm surprised by this. McGuigan and Frampton were supposed to be close. I hope Frampton isn't making a mistake.

Comment by 1hourRun on 08-16-2017

[QUOTE=kafkod;17955358]Yeah, the way Haymon has made Deontay Wilder into a worldwide superstar puts what Hearn has done with AJ to shame![/QUOTE] I can name numerous PBC fighters that are legit stars in contrast Eddie Hearn has a handful of hype-jobs…

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