Carl Frampton has some great news for boxing fans – but bad news for Christine


Carl Frampton [23(14)-1(0)] had some great news for Irish boxing fans today – however his biggest supporter may not be too happy to see it.

‘The Jackal’ has long spoken of his desire to get out of the game early – however he is feeling reinvigorated under new trainer Jamie Moore.

So much so, Frampton is considering putting his caravan in Portrush and his career as a stay-at-home dad on hold and continuing with boxing longer than expected.

Today marked the official start of a new stage in the Belfast featherweight’s career as a press conference in the Ulster Hall unveiled him as a Frank Warren fighter and confirmed his homecoming at the SSE Odyssey Arena on Saturday November 18th,

The Tiger’s Bay boxer was in jovial form at the announcement and is feeling fresh after his first couple of weeks training with Jamie Moore in Manchester.

While training in London had been tough for family man Frampton, the change has done him good and he is now looking at his career through a new lens.

Speaking at the press conference, Frampton said that “I’m very happy. I can finally start talking about things and telling people about my plans for the future. It’s an exciting stage for me now.”

“I’m 30 years old now, but last year, the past few years I was constantly talking about the day I could retire. Now I’m excited, I’m enjoying boxing again.”

“I’m enjoying it, I believe I’ve got another world title in me at this weight.”

A few more years of Frampton would be welcomed by almost everybody – although his wife Christine may take a different view.

The Tigers Bay man revealed how “I’ve been telling the missus ’32 and I’m out’ – but I can see myself maybe hitting 35 now the way things are going.”

Frampton then paused, looking around, before joking how “she’s away to the toilet, she’s not here… don’t tell her!”

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Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie