Boxing

Carl Frampton will return 'new and improved' insists trainer Jamie Moore

Carl Frampton tweeted a picture of him and new trainer Jamie Moore in Manchester yesterday

JAMIE Moore has told fight fans to expect a “new and improved” Carl Frampton after being confirmed as the Tigers Bay star’s new trainer.

Rumours had been circulating in recent days that former European champion Moore would take over Frampton’s corner following his parting of the ways with Shane McGuigan and Cyclone Promotions.

And yesterday, having spent the week training at Moore’s VIP Gym outside Manchester, ‘The Jackal’ tweeted a picture of the pair together, saying: “Great to have linked up with my new trainer… the start of a new chapter in my career.”

Moore is also excited about the link-up, and insists he has total belief in Frampton’s ability to get back to the top of the featherweight division after he lost his world title in January’s rematch with Leo Santa Cruz.

“Absolutely - sometimes a change can be a good thing, it freshens things up,” said the 38-year-old, who last fought in 2010.

“When it comes later on in your career, that’s generally the stage when sometimes you can get a bit stale. We’ve seen in the past fighters who look like they’ve seen better days have been rejuvenated.

“I certainly feel he has another couple of years where he can be winning world titles and beating some of the top guys around about that weight division, so it’s just about creating the opportunities.”

Now 30 years old, Frampton must make the remaining years of his career count and Moore feels the former two-weight world champion has “five or six fights” left.

He continued: “A lot of the stuff that affects fights is the training. If you do too much in the gym, that can have an effect in the fights and the longevity of your career.

“So we’ll address a few little situations like that and I’m sure you’ll see a new and improved Carl.”

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