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McGuigan and Cyclone launch legal proceedings against Carl Frampton

Cyclone Promotions are to open legal proceedings against their former fighter Carl Frampton as the shock split looks set to turn ugly.

While the reasons for the action are unknown, it is widely assumed to be due to the Belfast featherweight’s departure from the promotional company earlier this year.

While it is Cyclone who have brought the proceedings, Frampton is set to counter claim on “a number of grounds.”

Frampton’s legal team at Finucane Toner have published the following statement.

“We can confirm that Cyclone Promotions and Blain McGuigan have lodged proceedings against our client Mr. Carl Frampton in the High Court, London on November 23rd 2017.

“Mr. Frampton is deeply disappointed that Cyclone Promotions have decided to initiate legal action against him, however, he will not only defend this action rigorously but can confirm that he will be counter claiming on a number of grounds.

“Mr. Frampton is confident that this process will vindicate his position and reputation and looks forward to engaging fully in this process to present all aspects of this claim before the court.

“Therefore it would be inappropriate to issue any further comments at this time.”

Frampton made his return to the ring last week in what was his first fight since leaving the McGuigans.

‘The Jackal’ has linked up with trainer Jamie Moore, promoter Frank Warren, and is being advised by management outfit MTK Global.

In his comeback he defeated Mexican Horacio Garcia over ten rounds at the SSE Odyssey Arena.


Joe O'Neill

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