Cyclone release statement on Frampton legal action

Cyclone Promotions have sought to clarify the reason behind their opening legal action against their former fighter Carl Frampton.

‘The Jackal’ split with the McGuigan family earlier this year, and Frampton’s legal team on Sunday announced that Cyclone had launched legal action against the two-weight world champ.

Frampton, who is currently en-route to Kenya for charity work with Trócaire, intends to counter-claim against Cyclone.

Cyclone, in their first public statement regarding Frampton since the split, claim that the Belfast featherweight had breached his contract with them and that they had tried to reach a settlement with the boxer before his team ended the mediation process.

The statement in full read:

For some weeks now, Cyclone Promotions has been attempting to mediate a settlement with Carl Frampton and his representatives.

This mediation was ended by Carl Frampton’s solicitors when a settlement could not be reached. The Company, therefore, lodged a claim against Carl Frampton relating to his breach of the promotional contract entered into with Cyclone Promotions at the High Court.

Cyclone Promotions is merely seeking a fair and equitable resolution to this contract dispute with Carl Frampton. The courts will now decide on the matter and since our claim marks the start of that process, it will therefore not be appropriate to make any further statement.

Cyclone Promotions will be making no further comment.


Joe O'Neill

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