Carl Frampton splits from manager Barry McGuigan

Updated: August 22, 2017

Carl Frampton has confirmed he has split with Cyclone Promotions and Barry McGuigan following intense speculation in the last week that their relationship had soured.

Frampton, the only Northern Irishman to have won world titles in two weight classes, had been guided by McGuigan since turning professional in 2009.

Frampton’s fight with Andres Gutierrez was postponed after his opponent suffered an injury 24 hour before the fight, while the former two-weight world champion also missed weight earlier in the day.

That contest was due to be an eliminator for the WBC featherweight crown but Frampton came in one pound over the 126lb limit and the event was scrapped altogether after Gutierrez sustained injuries after slipping in the shower.

In a statement, the former two weight world champion said: “I can confirm that I have parted company with Barry McGuigan and Cyclone Promotions.

“I would like to thanks Barry, the McGuigan family and Cyclone Promotions for our time together.

“Having taken time to consider my future and discussed it with those closest to me, I am confident now is the right time to move forward and take my career in my own hands.

“I still believe that I’m the best featherweight in the world and I promise my fans I am continuing my efforts to get my homecoming fight rescheduled in the near future.”

Frampton made no mention of whether he would continue to be trained by McGuigan’s son Shane, under whose tutelage he captured the IBF and WBA super-bantamweight titles and the WBA featherweight belt.

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