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WATCH: Carl Frampton on the pads during Trócaire charity trip to Kenya

Carl Frampton is currently having some time off following his latest win, but the Belfast featherweight is still getting in some padwork.

This week ‘The Jackal’ is in the East African nation of Kenya alongside his wife Christine as ambassadors for Trócaire’s ‘Until Love Conquers Fear’ Christmas Appeal.

Frampton is looking to raise the profile of the fund-raising campaign, which hopes to raise over €1million this Christmas.

Today the two-weight world champion visited the Mukuru slums to the west of the capital Nairobi.

While there, Frampton visited the local boxing gym and showed off his skills for the kids in attendance.

Watch Carl Frampton on the pads with Coach Eric at the Mukura Boxing Gym below:

Trócaire’s Christmas Appeal comes at a time when the region is at risk of devastating famine

The Irish charity described how “over 26 million people are facing malnutrition and the threat of famine across South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia due to prolonged drought. Trócaire is currently reaching over 150,000 people across the East Africa region with emergency food, water, sanitation and healthcare.”

You can donate to Trócaire here.


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