New Trainer for Frampton: The Jackal to link up with former British and Irish champion


Carl Frampton will soon announce his new trainer as he embarks on the next chapter of his career.

The two-weight world champion last month confirmed that he had parted company with manager Barry McGuigan, promoter Cyclone, and trainer Shane McGuigan.

Rumours are widespread regarding the next step for the Belfast featherweight, and his new trainer looks to be set.

Reliable sources inform Irish-Boxing.com that Frampton will link up with Salford’s Jamie Moore going forward.

The 38 year old was a top light middleweight in the 2000s, winning Irish, British, Commonwealth, and European titles.

Known for his fan-friendly style, he was involved in memorable wars with Michael Jones and Matthew Macklin. Moore’s mother hails from Kilkenny, and he won the green belt in 2008 with a third round stoppage of Ciaran Healy.

In terms of training, Moore has been in the corner of a number of fighters including Tommy Coyle, who he still works with, and former foe Macklin.

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Moore also works as a pundit for Sky, and notably picked Frampton to beat Bury’s Scott Quigg when the pair fought in a super bantamweight unification in Manchester last year.

It is understood that Moore will travel to Belfast for fight camps to enable Frampton to live full-time with his family.

Living away from home in London previously, this was believed to be an issue for Frampton, one which negatively affected his morale.

Frampton’s managerial and promotional future remains unclear. A deepening of ties with his U.S. adviser Al Haymon looks likely, but Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn has been vocal in his desire to re-sign the Belfast 30 year old.

McGuigan had been the chief seconds in Frampton’s corner since his European 122lbs title win over Kiko Martinez. Before this, legendary Belfast coach Gerry Storey was the main man in the corner.

Initially Dubliner Kevin Maree had assisted Storey before being phased out and eventually replaced by McGuigan who, after five fights, became Frampton’s main trainer – later becoming the youngest lead trainer of a world champion in boxing history, aged 25.
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