Frampton: German’s won’t knock Northern Ireland out

Carl Frampton has backed Northern Ireland to avoid a knockout in Paris this evening.

The popular boxer and the Green And White Army’s #1 supporter hasn’t tried to hide his excitement when it comes to Northern Ireland and their participation in this Summer’s European Championships in France.

Ireland’s first ever unified world champion, who plans to become a two-weight World champion in New York on July 30th, isn’t just excited however, he is in confident mood.

The Cyclone Promotions puncher is adamant fans, and players, should rejoice in the chance to scalp the World Champions, Germany, tonight and believes at the very minimum the underdogs and snatch the point they need to all-but-ensure progression to the last 16.

“Now we’ve got the World champions on Tuesday night in Paris — it could hardly be any better than this — and we’ve got a real chance at getting a point which could send us into the last 16,” he said in his Sunday Life column.

“I really hoped that the Germans would have beaten Poland so they would be already through before playing us but it doesn’t matter, I’m sure Michael O’Neill will have the lads ready to deliver another great performance.

“It really is an amazing time to be a Northern Ireland sports fan and these guys aren’t ready to come home. Every one of them are now Northern Ireland sporting legends — and might get even better on Tuesday night when we face the Germans.”


Integral part of the Irish boxing community for over 13 years