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Barry McGuigan: Cyclone Promotions will produce a conveyor belt of champions

CARL Frampton won’t be the only boxing superstar to come out of Ireland and the Cyclone Promotions stable claims Irish boxing legend and Cyclone CEO Barry McGuigan.

Cyclone already have World title contender Frampton, middleweight prospect Conrad Cummings, WBO super flyweight European champion Jamie Conlan and Irish featherweight belt holder Marco McCullough on their books, but plan to add further Irish talent to their books.

Former World champion McGuigan believes Ireland is full of fight talent and he is keen to produce an environment on which they can flourish on the biggest stage.

Indeed the ‘Clones Cyclone’ stated his intention to produce a conveyor belt of champions.

“We’ll develop Irish talent. We want to bring them through and provide a conveyor belt of champions and we will,” McGuigan said directly after the ‘This Is Belfast’ fight night on which Frampton moved into pole position to fight WBC world champion Leo Santa Cruz.

“I just love doing what I’m doing,” McGuigan said. “It’s not work. We’ve been putting in 16 hours a day for the last seven or eight days.

“We’re still very much a cottage industry. It’s the family with a really great team around us but that’s how it all starts and you build and develop and grow from there. I love it,” added before discussing Conrad Cummings, who like Frampton is trained by his son and up and coming trainer Shane McGuigan.

“Cummings is going places in the middleweight division and we’re going to sign other kids,” McGuigan Ireland is just full of talent, world class talent, and [Frampton] is the flagbearer. He can win a world title. He will win a world title.”


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