Carl Frampton Makes it Official: Leaves Barry McGuigan, Cyclone

By Terence Dooley

Belfast’s Carl “The Jackal” Frampton (23-1, 14 KOs) has confirmed the rumours that he has decided to split with long-time mentor Barry McGuigan.  The former IBF World and WBA World Super-bantamweight, and WBA Super World featherweight holder released a brief statement confirming the news earlier today.

‘I can confirm that I have parted company with Barry McGuigan and Cyclone Promotions,’ stated Frampton.  ‘I would to thank Barry, the McGuigan family and Cyclone Promotions for our time together.

‘Having taken time to consider my future and discussed it with those closest to me, I am confident that now is the right time to move forward and take my own career into my own hands.

‘I still believe that I’m the best featherweight in the world and I promise my fans that I am continuing with my efforts to get my homecoming fight rescheduled in the very near future.’


The news comes out on the heels of his recently cancelled WBC world title eliminator against Andres Gutierrez, which was spiked last month after the Mexican suffered a freak injury after falling while getting into the bath.  Furthermore, the non-title affair was only an eliminator for the visitor after FRampron failed to make the featherweight limit.

Shane McGuigan, Barry’s son, trained the 30-year-old, who must now look for a new coach, promotional outfit and broadcaster as he bids to reclaim world title glory following his January majority decision loss to Leo Santa Cruz, the man he wrenched the WBA featherweight title from courtesy of the same result in July of last year.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Daveros on 08-22-2017

The rumour here is that Barry cheated on his wife and was caught out before the second LSC fight, which put huge strain on the Family.

Comment by CANELO12 on 08-22-2017

Shame he has to find a new coach though..... Shane and Carl looked like a good team!

Comment by CANELO12 on 08-22-2017

Always been rumors of McGuigan taking a large percentage of Frampton's purses. But that should be expected seeing as the McGuigan outfit has made him what he is.... BUT, he has earned his own time now and should cash in…

Comment by Motorcity Cobra on 08-21-2017

[QUOTE=stephenmc;17968579]I'd say Frampton wanted his homecoming, and they had no one backed up for it, or didn't offer the right amount to LSC. They could of took Selby in Belfast, I don't think Frampton wants soft touch's, he likes being…

Comment by stephenmc on 08-21-2017

[QUOTE=Motorcity Cobra;17968529]Oh ok. I didn't pay attention the the coach part. Damn. How did it fall apart so fast? They looked happy on that BBC documentary.[/QUOTE] I'd say Frampton wanted his homecoming, and they had no one backed up for…

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