Carl Frampton signals start of Jamie Moore training partnership


The trial period has gone well and Carl Frampton looks set to link up with Salford trainer Jamie Moore.

‘The Jackal’ has been in Manchester over the past few days testing the waters with the former British, Commonwealth, Irish, and European light middleweight champ and has seemingly settled on working with Moore going forward.

Frampton [23(14)-1(0)] last month confirmed his split from Cyclone Promotions and the McGuigan family. He had been trained by youngest brother Shane from his European title win over Kiko Martinez onwards. In his time he claimed IBF and WBA super bantamweight titles before moving up and claiming the WBA featherweight title.

It was reported last night by Irish-Boxing.com that the Belfast 30 year old was close to linking up with Moore, and this was seemingly confirmed today.

Moore this evening tweeted a photo of the pair, which was immediately shared by Frampton.

The 38 year old coach formerly trained former foe Matthew Macklin, and currently trains Hull light welter Tommy Coyle – who faces Frampton’s friend Tyrone McKenna in Belfast next month.

Moore also works as a pundit for Sky Sports, and picked Frampton to defeat his more local fighter Scott Quigg when the pair met in a super bantamweight unification in Manchester last year.

The Sky link has also led some to claim that this makes a reunion with Matchroom Promotions and Eddie Hearn more likely. Over the past few weeks the Essex promoter has stated and restated his desire to re-sign Frampton.

It is understood that Moore, whose mother hails from Tullaroan in Kilkenny, will travel to Belfast for fight camps to enable Frampton to live full-time with his family.

Frampton has not fought since his title rematch defeat to Leo Santa Cruz, seeing a homecoming against Andres Gutierrez in July fall through.

gym trition

frayne carpentry

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