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By Frank Brownlow

Published 18/02/2016

Carl Frampton (left) and Scott Quigg during a press conference at the Europa Hotel, Belfast. Niall Carson/PA Wire
Carl Frampton (left) and Scott Quigg during a press conference at the Europa Hotel, Belfast. Niall Carson/PA Wire
PACEMAKER BELFAST 18/11/2015 World Champion Carl Frampton takes a selfie with his fans during a Press Conference at the Europa Hotel in Belfast on Wednesday, ahead of the super-bantamweight title fight in Manchester on the 27th February. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
Manager Barry McGuigan separates Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg (right) during a press conference at the Europa Hotel, Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 18, 2015. See PA story BOXING Frampton. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
PACEMAKER BELFAST 18/11/2015 World Champions Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg during a Press Conference at the Europa Hotel in Belfast on Wednesday, ahead of the super-bantamweight title fight in Manchester on the 27th February. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 18/11/2015 World Champion Carl Frampton plays to the audience during a Press Conference at the Europa Hotel in Belfast on Wednesday, ahead of the super-bantamweight title fight in Manchester on the 27th February. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-18th November 2015 Mandatory Credit-Brian Little /Presseye/Cyclone Promotions Carl Frampton Vs Scott Quigg- Press Tour Wednesday 18th November Grand Ballroom,Europa Hotel,Great Victoria St.Belfast
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-18th November 2015 Mandatory Credit-Brian Little /Presseye/Cyclone Promotions Carl Frampton Vs Scott Quigg- Press Tour Wednesday 18th November Grand Ballroom,Europa Hotel,Great Victoria St.Belfast
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-18th November 2015 Mandatory Credit-Brian Little /Presseye/Cyclone Promotions Carl Frampton Vs Scott Quigg- Press Tour Wednesday 18th November Grand Ballroom,Europa Hotel,Great Victoria St.Belfast Shane McGuigan
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-18th November 2015 Mandatory Credit-Brian Little /Presseye/Cyclone Promotions Carl Frampton Vs Scott Quigg- Press Tour Wednesday 18th November Grand Ballroom,Europa Hotel,Great Victoria St.Belfast Shane McGuigan, Carl Frampton and Barry McGuigan
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-18th November 2015 Mandatory Credit-Brian Little /Presseye/Cyclone Promotions Carl Frampton Vs Scott Quigg- Press Tour Wednesday 18th November Grand Ballroom,Europa Hotel,Great Victoria St.Belfast Scott Quigg
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-18th November 2015 Mandatory Credit-Brian Little /Presseye/Cyclone Promotions Carl Frampton Vs Scott Quigg- Press Tour Wednesday 18th November Grand Ballroom,Europa Hotel,Great Victoria St.Belfast
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-18th November 2015 Mandatory Credit-Brian Little /Presseye/Cyclone Promotions Carl Frampton Vs Scott Quigg- Press Tour Wednesday 18th November Grand Ballroom,Europa Hotel,Great Victoria St.Belfast
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-18th November 2015 Mandatory Credit-Brian Little /Presseye/Cyclone Promotions Carl Frampton Vs Scott Quigg- Press Tour Wednesday 18th November Grand Ballroom,Europa Hotel,Great Victoria St.Belfast Eddie Hearn
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-18th November 2015 Mandatory Credit-Brian Little /Presseye/Cyclone Promotions Carl Frampton Vs Scott Quigg- Press Tour Wednesday 18th November Grand Ballroom,Europa Hotel,Great Victoria St.Belfast Barry McGuigan
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-18th November 2015 Mandatory Credit-Brian Little /Presseye/Cyclone Promotions Carl Frampton Vs Scott Quigg- Press Tour Wednesday 18th November Grand Ballroom,Europa Hotel,Great Victoria St.Belfast
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-18th November 2015 Mandatory Credit-Brian Little /Presseye/Cyclone Promotions Carl Frampton Vs Scott Quigg- Press Tour Wednesday 18th November Grand Ballroom,Europa Hotel,Great Victoria St.Belfast Scott Quigg
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-18th November 2015 Mandatory Credit-Brian Little /Presseye/Cyclone Promotions Carl Frampton Vs Scott Quigg- Press Tour Wednesday 18th November Grand Ballroom,Europa Hotel,Great Victoria St.Belfast Shane McGuigan, Barry McGuigan, Carl Frampton, Scott Quigg and Eddie Hearn and Joe Gallagher
Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-18th November 2015 Mandatory Credit-Brian Little /Presseye/Cyclone Promotions Carl Frampton Vs Scott Quigg- Press Tour Wednesday 18th November Grand Ballroom,Europa Hotel,Great Victoria St.Belfast
PACEMAKER BELFAST 18/11/2015 World Champion Carl Frampton plays to the audience during a Press Conference at the Europa Hotel in Belfast on Wednesday, ahead of the super-bantamweight title fight in Manchester on the 27th February. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 18/11/2015 World Champion Carl Frampton during a Press Conference at the Europa Hotel in Belfast on Wednesday, ahead of the super-bantamweight title fight in Manchester on the 27th February. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 18/11/2015 World Champions Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg with their teams during a Press Conference at the Europa Hotel in Belfast on Wednesday, ahead of the super-bantamweight title fight in Manchester on the 27th February. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 18/11/2015 World Champions Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg during a Press Conference at the Europa Hotel in Belfast on Wednesday, ahead of the super-bantamweight title fight in Manchester on the 27th February. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 18/11/2015 World Champions Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg during a Press Conference at the Europa Hotel in Belfast on Wednesday, ahead of the super-bantamweight title fight in Manchester on the 27th February. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 18/11/2015 World Champion Carl Frampton plays to the audience during a Press Conference at the Europa Hotel in Belfast on Wednesday, ahead of the super-bantamweight title fight in Manchester on the 27th February. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 18/11/2015 World Champion Carl Frampton plays to the audience during a Press Conference at the Europa Hotel in Belfast on Wednesday, ahead of the super-bantamweight title fight in Manchester on the 27th February. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
Carl Frampton (left) and Scott Quigg during a press conference at the Europa Hotel, Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 18, 2015. See PA story BOXING Frampton. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Carl Frampton has revealed his motivation for beating Scott Quigg and continuing his relentless march towards boxing greatness.

Frampton puts his IBF super-bantamweight title on the line, while Quigg's WBA strap is up for grabs, in the massive showdown on Saturday week at Manchester Arena.

And the Jackal admits that it's not the glory of the prize ring that drives him on, but the chance to create a better life for his young family.

The Belfast fighter's wife Christine and their two children Carla, five, and Rossa, one, are his inspiration and why he refuses to allow Bury boxer Quigg to get in the way of his dreams.

"I put pictures up of my family around the dressing room," Frampton said.

"I think about them a lot, especially on fight days."

The Tigers Bay man - a lifelong Crusaders fan - continued: "My son just started walking this week and I missed it. I missed his birthday, I missed my daughter's birthday and all in this camp.

"It is not easy, but I understand why I'm doing it.

"I'm doing it because I have to and I'm doing it to better their lives. I know it is a short career.

"The other day I was talking to the two kids on the phone. My wee girl Carla was holding the phone and my son Rossa, who is only one, is trying to press buttons and he hung it up.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas
Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Ivan Pierre Aguirre / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Christine Frampton watches the fight Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Ivan Pierre Aguirre / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Ivan Pierre Aguirre / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Conrad Cummings v Oscar Riojas at the Don Haskins Centre, El Paso Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Conrad Cummings v Oscar Riojas at the Don Haskins Centre, El Paso Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Josh Taylor v Archie Weah at the Don Haskins Centre, El Paso Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Josh Taylor v Archie Weah at the Don Haskins Centre, El Paso Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 -
Josh Taylor v Archie Weah at the Don Haskins Centre, El Paso Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 -
Josh Taylor v Archie Weah at the Don Haskins Centre, El Paso Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 -
Conrad Cummings v Oscar Riojas at the Don Haskins Centre, El Paso Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 -
Conrad Cummings v Oscar Riojas at the Don Haskins Centre, El Paso Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015
Josh Taylor v Archie Weah at the Don Haskins Centre, El Paso Josh Taylor with Shane McGuigan Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Josh Taylor v Archie Weah at the Don Haskins Centre, El Paso Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 -
Josh Taylor v Archie Weah at the Don Haskins Centre, El Paso Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 -
Champion Carl Frampton and Alejandro Gonzalez weigh in for the IBF Championship fight
Champion Carl Frampton and Alejandro Gonzalez weigh in for the IBF Championship fight
Champion Carl Frampton and Alejandro Gonzalez weigh in for the IBF Championship fight
Champion Carl Frampton and Alejandro Gonzalez weigh in for the IBF Championship fight
Carl Frampton weighs in on Friday in preparation for upcoming IBF Championship fight against Alejandro Gonzalez, Jr. in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 1t6h July 2015 - Christine Frampton, wife of Carl Frampton during a press conference held in El Paso, Texas at the Don Haskins Center Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th July 2015 - Boxer Carl Frampton spoke to the media during a press conference held at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th July 2015 - Boxer Carl Frampton (cap) spoke to the media during a press conference held at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 1t6h July 2015 - Boxer Carl Frampton poses for the media during a press conference held in El Paso, Texas at the Don Haskins Center Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 1t6h July 2015 - Boxer Carl Frampton poses for the media during a press conference held in El Paso, Texas at the Don Haskins Center Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th July 2015 - Boxers Carl Frampton (cap), Alejandro Gonzalez, Jr. (right of podium) and their camps spoke to the media during a press conference held at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 1t6h July 2015 - Shane McGuigan (left), Barry McGuigan (middle), and Carl Frampton (right, black) during a press conference held in El Paso, Texas at the Don Haskins Center Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th July 2015 - Boxer Carl Frampton spoke to the media during a press conference held at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th July 2015 - Boxer Carl Frampton signs and autograph during a press conference held at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th July 2015 - Boxer Carl Frampton (cap) spoke to the media during a press conference held in El Paso, Texas at the Don Haskins Center Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th July 2015 - Boxer Carl Frampton takes a photo with a fan during a press conference held at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 1t6h July 2015 - Boxer Carl Frampton and his wife, Chistine, pose for a photo El Paso, Texas at the Don Haskins Center Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th July 2015 - Boxer Carl Frampton (left) is pictured addressing media during an open training session in El Paso, Texas befor defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Boxer Carl Frampton during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th July 2015 -
Boxer Carl Frampton with trainer Shane McGuigan during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th July 2015 -
Boxer Carl Frampton during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th July 2015 -
Boxer Carl Frampton with trainer Shane McGuigan during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th July 2015 -
Boxer Carl Frampton during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th July 2015 -
Boxer Carl Frampton during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th July 2015 -
Boxer Carl Frampton with trainer Shane McGuigan during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Barry McGuigan speaking to media during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before Carl Frampton defends his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Boxer Carl Frampton's gloves are pictured during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Trainer Shane McGuigan speaking to media during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before Carl Frampton defends his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Boxer Carl Frampton during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th July 2015 -
Boxer Alejandro Gonzalez Jr during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before looking to take away Carl Frampton's championship on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Boxer Alejandro Gonzalez Jr during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before looking to take away Carl Frampton's championship on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Boxer Alejandro Gonzalez Jr during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before looking to take away Carl Frampton's championship on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Boxer Alejandro Gonzalez Jr during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before looking to take away Carl Frampton's championship on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Boxer Alejandro Gonzalez Jr during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before looking to take away Carl Frampton's championship on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Boxer Carl Frampton during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Boxer Carl Frampton with trainer Shane McGuigan during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Boxer Carl Frampton during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Boxer Carl Frampton during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Barry McGuigan (blue) during an open training session with Carl Frampton in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Boxer Carl Frampton during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Boxer Carl Frampton during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Boxer Carl Frampton during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Boxer Carl Frampton with trainer Shane McGuigan during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye

"So I phoned back and Christine answered and said, 'You know what Carla just said?' Apparently she said, when Rossa hung up, 'Good, I don't want to speak to that loser anymore'.

"I know it is funny because she is a kid, but it is not nice being away. I know she doesn't hate me, she just said that. I think about them a lot. I'm doing this for their benefit."

During camp, Frampton trains under Shane McGuigan, son of boxing legend Barry, at the coach's Battersea base in London.

Frampton describes it as "brutal" with only odd weekends home during camp to see Christine and the kids.

Frampton is quick to rubbish suggestions from the Quigg camp that the Englishman - fighting in virtually his own backyard - is a harder trainer.

"People keep making this assumption that Quigg is more dedicated than me," he said.

"There is no doubt he trains hard, but does he train any harder than me?

"And after he trains he goes home and sees his family every night. I'm away from mine.

"I'm in London and surrounded by good people but it is hard to leave your young wife and children. I do that because there is a method to the madness.

"I want to better myself and I know it is better to be training away from distractions in Belfast, which there can be a lot."

Frampton had a tough time in his last fight when he was down twice early on against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on his big US debut in Texas last July.

Shane McGuigan was dishing out instructions in the corner between rounds.

Frampton said: "I thought about them (my family) as I sat there.

"I was listening to Shane but they came into my head.

"When you're in the ring and in the zone, you will do anything it takes to win especially if you're thinking about your kids. It is just extra motivation."

Frampton hit back to claim a wide points win against the Mexican and ensure his massive fight with Quigg would happen after lengthy negotiations.

The 28-year-old is quick to acknowledge his wife Christine's contribution to his success.

"I really feel sorry for her," he said.

"Sometimes she can go for four or five days without adult conversation.

"I don't like that she has to do that, she has put her whole life on hold because of what I'm doing.

"It is hard for her, she gets lonely but she also understands why I'm doing this."

Carla and Rossa will make the short trip to Manchester with their mother.

But the children will stay at the hotel with a babysitter on the Saturday night while Christine and almost 20,000 cram into the arena.

"It will be nice to go straight back to see them," said Frampton.

So no wild celebrations. Just a bit of quality time with the family.

Belfast Telegraph

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