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Carl Frampton's joy as wife Christine gives birth to a baby boy

By Michelle Smyth

World champion boxer Carl Frampton was celebrating the birth of his first son last night.

The proud dad posted pictures of his beautiful baby boy, Rossa, on Twitter late last night.

The IBF Super Bantamweight champion's wife Christine gave birth to the little one weighing in at six pounds and 15 ounces yesterday evening.

Carl's dad, Craig, told the Belfast Telegraph: "We are all over the moon. Christine and the wee man are doing great. Carl is just delighted."

The "Jackal" from Tigers Bay in north Belfast and Christine, a criminology graduate from Poleglass in the west of the city, also have a three-year-old daughter, Carla.

The couple who married last October have been together for several years after meeting in Kelly's nightclub in Portrush.

Carl's manager, boxing legend Barry McGuigan took to Twitter last night to congratulate the couple.

He tweeted: "Many congratulations to Christine and Carl Frampton on the birth of their baby boy. Happy days."

Other wellwishers wrote: "Congrats to you and the better half on the birth of a future champ. Hope all is well" and "congratulations champ! He's a cracker". Frampton has come a long way since beginning his amateur career at Midland Boxing Club in Tigers Bay. He won his world title in a clash with Kiko Martinez at a specially constructed outdoor arena at the Titanic slipway in Belfast in September.

Following the fight, Barry McGuigan said of his protege: "This kid could end up as the best Irish fighter there has ever been."

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