Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Carl Frampton: Fans Will See a New and Improved Version of Me!

By Terence Dooley

Former two-weight world titlist Carl Frampton, 23-1 (14 KOs) recently split with long-time mentor and promoter Barry McGuigan as well as announcing that Salford’s Jamie Moore will replace previous trainer Shane McGuigan.

The Belfast-based boxer partially unified the Super bantamweight division under McGuigan's watch as well as adding the WBA Super World featherweight title to their trophy cabinet by beating Leo Santa Cruz by majority decision last year.

However, Cruz flipped the script on Frampton by winning the title back via the same result in January.  A July comeback fight against Andres Gutierrez in Belfast was axed after the Mexican slipped in the shower and withdrew from the contest.  To add insult to injury, Frampton had failed to make weight for the showdown.

boxing

“The Jackal” has signed an advisory with MTK Global and announced Frank Warren as his new promoter, he meets Horacio Garcia at the SSE Arena, Belfast on November 18 as he bids to grab a W and draw a line under what has been a hard year for him.

“This has been the worst year of my professional career and it came after the best year of my professional career,” he said when speaking to BoxingScene.  “It started badly with the loss to Santa Cruz then got worse.”

The move also means that his next fight will be shown live on BT Sports, who told the 30-year-old that they hope he will become an even bigger star under their banner. 

“When deciding to move over to Frank my mind was made up by the fact that BT Sport have said that they will look after me,” he confirmed.  “Going it alone wasn’t easy, but it was the right thing to do.”

His decision to join Moore was prompted by a recommendation from his father, who told Frampton that he liked what he has seen from the trainer when watching him work.  His mind was made up after spending a week with the former British, Commonwealth and European light-middleweight champion.

“Jamie had his own ideas about how I should be trained at this point in my career, I agreed with them and we decided to go for it,” he said.

“Carl had not considered me until his dad told him that he liked the way I was in the corner,” added Moore.  “He came over to see how he’d fit in, we worked well together so he said: ‘Let’s do it’.”

With a new team in place, and the promise of a Windsor Park showcase event down the line, Frampton will now turn his attention to ensuring that he makes the most out of the rest of his career and has vowed to make amends for the cancellation of the Gutierrez fight.

“I owe the next one to them (his fans),” he declared.  “Boxing fans are going to see a new and improved Carl Frampton.  Hearing your name read out as a world champion is the name of this game—I want to hear those words again.”

Moore concurs with Frampton’s aim, telling me that he believes he can help his new charge maximise the time he has left in the sport, saying:  “Carl is a phenomenal talent so it is easy to work with someone with that ability—I just want to sharpen his tools.”

He added: “Carl’s going to stay at featherweight, he’s still fresh and can perform at the top level.  I’m looking forward to helping him do that.”

Please send news and views to @Terryboxing.

Tags: Carl Frampton image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Butch.McRae on 10-12-2017

He's had a weird 12 months. Hopefully he gets back to the top. I like what he brings to the table.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Josh Warrington vs. Kid Galahad: Jack McGann To Feature Hunter is Hoping That Khan Has Fully Moved Past Canelo KO Jarrell Miller: I Don't Need PEDs, I'm Shocked, I'll Be Vindicated! Danny Garcia: The Plan is To Get a Knockout of Granados Video: Roach Breaks Down Crawford-Khan, Stevenson-Diaz Video: Amir Khan Very Motivated To Prove Doubters Wrong Jarrell Miller Threw Away The Opportunity of a Lifetime Video: Terence Crawford Talks Haters, Khan Clash, The Future Matchroom CEO: There is Pressure To Deliver For Joshua Card Khan Crossing Fingers: I Hope Crawford Thinks I'm The Old Amir Leo Santa Cruz: I Have No Fear of Fighting Gervonta Davis Freddie Roach Furious Over Jarrell Miller: We Need Bans For Life Hearn on Joshua Foe: I Spoke To 16 Heavyweights in 24 Hours News: Selina Barrios, Ben Mananquil, Warfare, Reagan Dessaix Claressa Shields Explains Her GWOAT Mindset Photos: Brandon Figueroa, Andy Ruiz, Dimitrenko - Workouts Photos: Danny Garcia, Adrian Granados - Open Workouts in LA Joseph Diaz vs. Freddy Fonseca Added To Canelo-Jacobs Card Mayweather's Big Announcement is New Venture, Not Return Amir Khan: I Can't Make Any Mistakes or I'll Be in Trouble Baranchyk, WBSS Reach Agreement, 5/18 Bout With Taylor Intact Jarrell Miller Boxing License Application Denied By NYSAC David Lemieux Injures Hand, Withdraws From John Ryder Bout Photos: Felix Verdejo, Bryan Vasquez - Face To Face in NYC Photos: Shakur Stevenson, Christopher Diaz - Face To Face Photos: Teofimo Lopez, Edis Tatli - Face To Face, Final Presser Photos: Terence Crawford, Amir Khan - Face To Face, Final Presser Joe Joyce Parts With Abel Sanchez, Hires Adam Booth as Coach Derevyanchenko: Now It's Time To Win a World Title Cancio-Machado II Moves To June 21 To Accommodate GGG Joshua Forced To Wait, As Miller's Status Under Review By NYSAC Hearn: Luis Ortiz Was The First Name Anthony Joshua Gave Me Manuel Charr: I'm The Most Worthy Opponent For Anthony Joshua! News: Cornflake LaManna, Hadi Srour, Kingdamon Antoine Nelson: If Miller Fails Second Test, Severe Punishment Needed Ivan Dychko Ready To Step In, Face Anthony Joshua on June 1 DiBella: Steve Rolls Is Not Some Bum, Butt Of Golovkin Jokes Cecilia Braekhus Interested in Facing Shields, Taylor and Cyborg DAZN, Uninterrupted Ink Pact, Will Launch New Docu-Series Gilberto Ramirez Wants Sergey Kovalev Title Fight Next
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement