Carl Frampton signs with Mack The Knife Global


Carl Frampton [23(14)-1(0)] has signed a deal with Mack The Knife Global as he embarks on a new chapter of his career.

The Irish-owned managerial outfit have come on board with ‘The Jackal’ in an advisory capacity.

Frampton last month split with manager Barry McGuigan, trainer Shane McGuigan, and Cyclone Promotions.

The Belfast featherweight reasoned that he wanted to take more control of his career going forward.

This afternoon a link-up with MTK was confirmed by the Puerto Banus-based outfit.

Frampton joins over twenty other Irish fighters on the books with the company.

Earlier this month it was confirmed that Frampton had linked up with trainer Jamie Moore in Salford – a former opponent and trainer of MTK boss Matthew Macklin.

Macklin said that “we are delighted and honoured that Carl has chosen MTK to guide him through this next phase of his career and we are confident that we can help deliver the big fights he has targeted.”

A promoter for Frampton is still to be confirmed, with Matchroom’s Eddie Hearn keen to take on the Tiger’s Bay man.

It was confirmed earlier this month that the 30 year old remained advised by influential U.S. mogul Al Haymon, however it is unclear whether this association still stands in light of today’s news.

2017 has been a tough year for Frampton, who lost his WBA featherweight title in a rematch with Leo Santa Cruz in Las Vegas back in January. A summer homecoming in his beloved Windsor Park would fall through, as would his return fight with Andres Gutierrez at the SSE Odyssey Arena in July.

Frampton retains top-level ambitions and wants a return to the ring before the year is out.

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Joe O'Neill

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