Carl Frampton revealed he cleared the air with Katie Taylor and her team post calling the undisputed fight in favour of Delfine Persoon.
‘The Jackal’ felt Taylor should have suffered a first career defeat after 10 enthralling rounds for all the lightweight belts with the Belgium last June.
It may have been a bit dramatic to label the result a ‘disgrace’, but Frampton did show real moral courage in scoring the fight against a former sparring partner, a fellow Irish fighter and as he seen it for the BBC.
The comments sparked a massive reaction across Ireland and saw the three weight world title hopeful criticized in some quarters, but there are no issues between the fighters.
When speaking to Kevin Byrne of the Sun the 33-year-old revealed he smoothed things over and explained things from his side.
“I got a bit of stick about that but genuinely I f***ing love Katie. I was just trying my best to be honest from ringside. It is what it is.
“I spoke to Katie and her mum, and her manager Brian Peters said it’s all fine. I of course am impressed by her, like everyone else. And not only with what she’s doing for boxing and female boxing in Ireland and the rest of the world, but just female sport.
Taylor, Frampton and Steve Collins are Ireland’s only two weight world champions and are the three modern names in contention for Irealnd’s Greatest of All Time status.
Collins won’t reach the three weight world champion milestone, Frampton has previously backed Taylor to reach it, but is hoping to get there first when he fights WBO super featherweight world champion Jamel Herring in the Autumn.
However despite the competition between the two, Frampton remains a massive fan.
“I absolutely love and admire Katie Taylor and everything she’s doing. Fantastic role model — and I think boxing needs more people like her. She’s just a great fighter.”