Carl Frampton gives encouraging Training Camp update ahead of Windsor Park fight


Carl Frampton [25(14)-1(0)] is happy to report that he is in top form ahead of his Windsor Park dream fight date.

The Tiger’s Bay featherweight tops a bill at the Belfast stadium on Saturday August 18th, defending his WBO interim belt versus Aussie Luke Jackson.

Frampton is currently training at the VIP Gym in Astley just outside Manchester under coach Jamie Moore and claims his preparations are going perfectly.

‘The Jackal’ defeated Nonito Donaire at the SSE Odyssey Arena in April, turning in a dominant performance following a camp which featured weeks of warm-weather altitude training in Tenerife.

However, Frampton has revealed that, with just under five weeks to go, his camp this time round has gone even better.

Writing in his weekly column for the Sunday Life, Frampton outlined how “I would say that this camp is going better than the preparations I had for my fight with Nonito Donaire.”

“I have been having some very good sparring with guys who are just like Jackson coming right at me and I’m feeling very sharp,” he added in reference to his sessions with the likes of Gamal Yafai and Brian Phillips.

With a 16-week turnaround from the Donaire fight – compared to the 23-week gap after the Horacio Garcia fight – Frampton also notes how he was in better shape starting the camp than previous.

The 31-year-old described how “it has clearly helped that I came into camp in reasonable shape, not having to cut weight at the start of my preparation.”

“The Manchester Institute of Performance have been pleased with how I have been progressing and it’s all pointing towards the kind of performance I want to give on the Windsor stage.”

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Joe O'Neill

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