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Weight boost for Carl Frampton following first week of training with Jamie Moore

Carl Frampton is in good shape, enjoying training with new coach Jamie Moore, and ready to start camp for his comeback fight.

2017 has been a tumultuous year for Frampton [23(14)-1(0)].

Since losing his WBA featherweight title in a Las Vegas rematch to Leo Santa Cruz, ‘The Jackal’ saw plans for a Windsor Park homecoming scrapped before his Belfast fight with Andres Gutierrez was then also shelved.

Frampton would leave Cyclone Promotions and the McGuigan family, heralding a big change for the 30 year old’s career.

While a new managerial and promotional set-up is yet to be announced, Frampton’s new trainer is Salford’s former British, Irish, Commonwealth, and European champ Jamie Moore.

Currently over in Manchester, Frampton has completed his first proper full week of training with a coach he has noted that he has gelled well with.

The Tiger’s Bay man is enjoying his new surroundings and, writing in his weekly column for the Sunday Life, described how “I’ve had my first full week of training with coach Jamie Moore and it has gone very well, the atmosphere in the camp is great.”

“The gym has a good feel about it and there’s a guy Nigel Travers who keeps us all entertained. He’s as dedicated and as mad as they come.”

In addition to his good start, Frampton has been bolstered by his body, and the two-weight champ revealed how “I also had a nice surprise when I stepped on the scales and saw that my weight was better than I thought so when I get the green light for my next fight I’ll be ready to put the foot down in training.”

Former trainer Shane McGuigan would note before the proposed Gutierrez fight that Frampton had ballooned up in weight between camps more than ever before – and the Tiger’s Bay fighter would subsequently come in one pound over the 126lbs limit for the ill-fated fight.

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Joe O'Neill

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