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Carl Frampton feeling fresh as new coach Jamie Moore makes major change to fight prep

Carl Frampton has made some major adjustments to how he prepares for fights under new trainer Jamie Moore.

‘The Jackal’ linked up with the Salford coach last month following his departure from Shane McGuigan.

While his fighting style will not be massively altered, his training schedule most definitely will be.

Frampton [23(14)-1(0)] is currently preparing for his homecoming fight at the SSE Odyssey Arena in Belfast, his first fight under new promoter Frank Warren , and his first fight camp under Moore will be a lot different to what he has come to expect over the years.

The Tigers Bay 30 year old has revealed that the amount of sparring he will do in the training camp has ben cut in half from what it was under McGuigan.

Writing in his weekly column for the Sunday Life, Frampton explained that “I feel fresh and excited again and my new coach Jamie has changed the way I will prepare for fights.”

“Before, I would have been doing 220 rounds of sparring in camp and a lot of the time with big guys. It was very intense and after a while your body starts to break down a bit and I was starting to pick up a lot of niggling injuries, but the sparring from now on will be cut in half.”

“I have a very good engine now, so I don’t need to be busting my backside every day, it needs to be a bit more measure in how I work so I stay fresh and I’m not taking too much punishment because it’s in the gym where fighters take the most abuse.”

Frampton is enjoying his new surroundings at the VIP Gym in Astley where he is joined by the likes of Tommy Coyle, Martin Murray, and Rocky Fielding, and he admits that “the change of scenery has helped.”

“Jamie’s a good guy and the people in the gym are great craic, we take the mickey out of each other and he has been working on little things to develop my game.”

“It’s not a question of changing my style, but adding to it, adding new dimensions.”

“He works on certain combinations, it’s a mixture of hard graft and technique so even certain combinations have been worked on and then tried out in sparring and that has been going well.”

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