icon Updated at 06:34 AM EDT, Sat Apr 14, 2018

Frampton Details How He Made Adjustments Outside The Ring

Carl Frampton believes the adjustments he's made both in and outside of the gym will ensure he's back to his best on April 21st.

The Jackal returns to Belfast next week to take on former four-weight World Champion Nonito Donaire, with the WBO Interim Featherweight belt on the line.

"Right now I feel like I'm living how a professional athlete should," he told the BoxNation Podcast.

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When he joined up with Jamie Moore last year, they both agreed to lower the amount of sparring Frampton would do, compared to what he'd been doing in previous years.

As well as training at Moore's VIP Gym, he has also spent time at the Manchester Institute for Health and Performance. Frampton has ensured that he is sleeping better by turning off social media when he goes to bed.

"I feel like it's just little things. I have little reminders on my phone; 10.30pm at night go off social media. Sometimes you'll be sitting on your phone in bed at 1 o'clock in the morning looking at what ejits are saying on Twitter! I can't really imagine Donaire is doing that.

"Little things I'm doing," explained the 31-year-old. "I'm eating much better. I'm eating at the right times, eating the right food. I feel like I'm performing and everything is coming along nicely."

A win at the SSE Arena could lead to a stadium summer showdown against the winner of Lee Selby v Josh Warrington or even Oscar Valdez, and Frampton is promising a big performance.

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