Frampton-McGuigan contractual link remains despite split

The British Boxing Board of Control have confirmed that Barry McGuigan is still contracted as Carl Frampton‘s manager,

Since announcing his departure from Cyclone Promotions and the McGuigan family last month, Frampton has stated that he is a free agent.

However, the BBBoC have confirmed that an official managerial contract between McGuigan and Frampton remains in place with them.

The Irish News had revealed this situation last month, and a messy break-up had been speculated by many.

Former WBA featherweight champion McGuigan, of course, went through an acrimonious split with his manager Barney Eastwood back in the 1980s.

Where Frampton and McGuigan go from here is unknown. Some state that a mutual agreement may be needed before Frampton returns and links up with a new manager.

A spokesman for the BBBoC stated that any dispute between the two must be brought to the board before any legal proceedings, but added that the organisation regarded the resolution between the pair as a “private matter”.

The BBC also understands that Cyclone Promotions has an outstanding promotional contract with Frampton.

Frampton announced his departure from the outfit last month in the aftermath of his cancelled homecoming against Andres Gutierrez – although the seeds had already seemingly been planted, with Frampton resigning from a directorship with Cyclone the month beforehand.

Since the split Frampton has linked up with trainer Jamie Moore in Salford, replacing youngest McGuigan brother Shane who had trained him for over four years.

A new promotional and managerial team for Frampton is yet to be decided, with the 30 year old featherweight wanting to consider his options.

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