McGuigan hoping ‘The Jackal Army’ will take over New York

While he accepts that it is a long and expensive journey to make, Cyclone head honcho Barry McGuigan is confident that the vociferous Jackal Army will be heard loud and clear come fight night at the Barclay’s Centre.

Their man, Belfast’s Carl Frampton, takes on Leo Santa Cruz for the Mexican-American’s WBA featherweight belt in New York City on July 30th. After a slight delay, tickets for the clash have been released and are expected to be snapped up quickly by fans of both fighters, of whom both are making their Big Apple debuts.

Speaking upon the release of the tickets, McGuigan, himself a former holder of the WBA 126lbs belt, revealed that “there has been a great deal of interest in tickets, not just from Northern Ireland but also England as well.”

“We are delighted that at last the tickets are on sale.”

“It’s not going to be easy for fans to travel but we want as many as possible to be in the Barclays Centre and tickets sold through ourselves at Cyclone Promotions will be placed together.

McGuigan predicts that the sizeable Irish-American community in New York will flock to see the Jackal, and said “I’m certain that Carl’s fans will be making some noise and we know that the Irish community in New York are excited about seeing Carl for the first time.”


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