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WATCH: New Frampton trainer Jamie Moore’s Greatest Hits

Carl Frampton [23(14)-1(0)] officially confirmed Jamie Moore as his new trainer this afternoon.

The Salford 38 year old was one of the most entertaining fighters of the 2000s. The light middleweight southpaw held Irish, British, Commonwealth, and European titles during the decade and was involved in countless classic fights.

He had a memorable trilogy with Michael Jones. Moore won the first fight in 2003 on points to claim the British and Commonwealth before losing a rematch on a controversial disqualification. The rubber match was the pick of the bunch with Moore being floored twice in the third before showing huge guts to recover and grind down Jones, knocking him down twice in the fifth and again in the sixth, to end the bout and reclaim his titles.

WATCH: Jamie Moore v Michael Jones 3 below: TKO6

In 2006 Moore met Matthew Macklin in one of the greatest fights ever to take place in a British ring. Macklin made an extremely strong start before Moore weathered the storm. A tiring Macklin gave a phenomenal last stand in an epic ninth round before Moore stopped the modern classic in the tenth to defend his British title.

WATCH: Jamie Moore v Matthew Macklin: KO10

Moore’s mother hails from Kilkenny, and he briefly dipped into the Irish scene to claim the green belt in 2008. He took on reigning champion Ciaran Healy of Belfast, flooring him in the second and third with bodyshots to proudly claim the title.

WATCH Jamie Moore v Ciaran Healy below: TKO3

In 2009 he claimed the biggest title of his career when he stopped Italian Michele Piccirillo in the third with a hellacious bodyshot to claim the European title

WATCH: Jamie Moore v Michele Piccirillo below: KO3

Moore would defend the belt once before losing to Ryan Rhodes and then Sergey Khomistky. He would retire then, swapping the gloves for the pads, training former foe Macklin and Hull light welter Tommy Coyle before his recent link-up with The Jackal.

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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