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Carl Frampton likely to train in Manchester for now, but could relocate to Belfast admits new trainer Jamie Moore

Carl Frampton has spent all of his professional career training away from home, but could that change in the future as Jamie Moore is willing to hold camps in Belfast
Neil Loughran

THE bulk of Carl Frampton’s next training camp is expected to be in Manchester – provided his future is resolved in time to fight before the end of the year.

New trainer Jamie Moore says he expects a decision to be made before the end of September, with a view to fighting in November.

It has been suggested that former European light-middleweight champion Moore would be based in Belfast for training camps with Frampton, as ‘The Jackal’ is keen to spend more time at home having been stationed in London for much of his pro career.

That could yet be the case but, according to Moore, Frampton will train mostly in Manchester for any potential November date.

“I am busy at the minute,” he said.

“I have Martin Murray, Rocky Fielding, a few younger lads training for fights, so at this moment in time it would definitely have to be based over here in Manchester.

But I’m not adverse to going over there.

“Tommy Coyle fights in Belfast on October 21 [v Tyrone McKenna] and, as it stands, from that point on I haven’t got any fighters with any dates.

“So if Carl wanted me to come over there for a few weeks I’m sure we could sort something out.”

Asked if the possibility of being based in Belfast was something that had been discussed during negotiations with Frampton, Moore added: “Yeah. I’ve introduced him to my local coffee shop and we’ve had lots of little conversations.

“We’ve ticked off all those boxes and made sure we’re singing from the same hymn-sheet.

“He’s used to training away from home so that’s not an issue, but I’m very much cut from the cloth as him in terms of family values and stuff, it’s important to stay as close to your family as possible, so I don’t mind helping him out in that sense if and when I can.”

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