Carl Frampton injured new coach Jamie Moore during training camp

Don’t be surprised if Carl Frampton [23(14)-1(0)] scores his first stoppage since beating Chris Avalos in February 2015 on Saturday night.

Indeed, to go one further, don’t be surprised if Frampton forces a stoppage to the body against Horacio Garcia for the first time since defeating Jeremy Parodi in October 2013.

‘The Jackal’ has a new trainer, having left Shane McGuigan in London and linked up with Jamie Moore in Manchester – and Saturday at the SSE Odyssey Arena, live on BT Sport, will be the pair’s first fight together.

Former Irish, British, Commonwealth, and European light middleweight champion Moore was known for his body assaults during his time as a pro in the 2000s, and the Salford coach of Kilkenny descent seems to be imparting some of his expertise onto Frampton.

The 30 year old Ulsterman has already spoken of dropping a sparring partner to the body recently, and Moore has now revealed that Frampton left him injured following a session on the body bag early on in their partnership at the VIP Gym in Astley.

In a segment for BT Sport, Moore described how “straight away, the first couple of times I took him on the body belt I could feel he was powerful, strong for the size of him.”

“He done my rib in, first couple of sessions, it’s still not right!


Joe O'Neill

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