Become world champion again and walk away as Ireland’s GOAT – Jamie Moore’s plans for Carl Frampton

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Jamie Moore would love to see Carl Frampton [26(15)-2(0)] win a legacy affirming world title and then retire.

‘The Jackal’s’ coach revealed Top Rank boss Bob Arum has promised the Irish great a shot at a world strap if he overcomes Tyler McCreary ’16(7)-0-1]in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

Manchester’s Moore, a former Irish champion, would like to see the Belfast fighter take and win that fight and then hang them up.

The former British and European champion is more than aware that a world title win, be it at feather or super featherweight, could lead to some massive fights.

However, Moore argues the Belfast fighter would have nothing left to prove and should walk away with Irish GOAT status cemented.

“Bob Arum has promised Carl he can get him a world title shot. I’d like him to win a world title and walk away, to be honest,” trainer Moore told iFLTV.

“There are big fights out there for Carl. But it isn’t all about money. It is about cementing your legacy and getting out healthy and enjoying the rest of your life with your family.

“Are there going to be options if he wins a world title? Of course there will, but there will never be the option of retiring as a world champion, cementing your legacy as probably the greatest Irish fighter of all time.”

“He has already set himself up financially, so it isn’t about the money.

“So there is nothing more I’d rather see than Carl winning a world title and walking away.”

The fight that Top Rank seem to be pushing is a meeting of WBO super-featherweight title holder Jamel Herring and ‘The Jackal’.

That would offer Frampton three weight world champion chance. A fight with Leo Santa Cruz could offer the same, but has a revenge sweetener too, while a featherweight rematch with Josh Warrington is one that appeals to Moore.

“Santa Cruz would have been the ideal fight for Carl. But he has come to terms with that not happening,” Moore added.

“There is the Jamal Herring fight but I don’t think Carl is a natural super-featherweight. He can definitely still make featherweight comfortably.

“Herring is a big guy, but I would be more concerned if Carl was going into fight against a pressure fighter. The Herring one would be more boxing.”

“The Josh Warrington rematch is one Carl wants. I would want that fight,” Moore added.

“The first one was so good it would definitely sell again. I understand from Josh’s point of view, he has already beaten Carl and wants the bigger fights.

“But if those options aren’t there then Carl would be a massive option and financially it would be worth his while.”


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