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“I don’t want to change him” – Jamie Moore aiming to bring the best out of Carl Frampton

Jamie Moore is absolutely delighted to have taken over as Carl Frampton‘s trainer.

The Salford 38 year old replaces Shane McGuigan following Frampton’s departure from Cyclone Promotions last month.

A top fighter during the 2000s, Moore [32(23)-5(4)] won Irish, British, Commonwealth, and European titles and was involved in many memorable bouts.

Since moving into training Moore has worked with Matt Macklin and Tommy Coyle, and is now delighted to have teamed up with the consensus fighter of the year for 2016.

Writing in his capacity as a pundit for Sky Sports, Moore described how “we had a few days this week together and to be honest, we clicked straight away.”

“There is no long-term or short-term or even temporary deal. I’ve never had a contract to train anyone. I will just do a job for Carl Frampton to the best of my abilities and I am sure it will be a successful one.”

Moore is keen to stress that there will be no wholesale changes to Frampton’s style.

The North West coach is honoured to be training with such a talented fighter and plans to amplify rather than alter ‘The Jackal’s’ talents.

Moore outlined how “any trainer in the world will tell you, you are only as good as the fighter you work with and I am sure I can do a great job sharpening Carl’s tools up, setting up a couple of different gameplans for each opponent and get him to follow them.”

“But the one thing is it will be a much easier job to do with such a talented fighter as Carl. Any trainer in the world would love to train with him. I am privileged and honoured that he asked me and came over.”

“It would be like I was offending him if I tried to change him that much, because he is very much an all-round fighter and I don’t want to change him.”

“All I want to do is bring out his best attributes to the best of his ability and just use them at the right time in a fight. I am sure I will be able to do that.”

While his new training situation has been confirmed, Frampton’s managerial and promotional future remains up for decision, however an announcement is expected soon as the Belfast 30 year old seeks to fight before the end of the year.

The featherweight is mulling over his options currently, with many believing a deepening of ties with U.S. adviser Al Haymon being on the cards – while Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn also hoping to get involved.

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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