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Carl Frampton and Barry McGuigan set to tell all in an Epic night in Belfast

By Adam McKendry

Two-weight world champion Carl Frampton and his manager Barry McGuigan will be in the Ramada Hotel at Shaw's Bridge tonight talking all things boxing with host Pete Snodden.

The event, run by promotions group Experience Epic, will allow people to see the side of Frampton and McGuigan that you wouldn't normally see on TV.

Organiser Brian Adair, a former Irish League player, has previously hosted events with international football stars David Healy, Keith Gillespie, John Hartson and Pat McCourt and has an event lined up in November with Paul Gascoigne.

Adair says: "Like at all our events, we want to give the paying punter the opportunity to get up and close to these guys.

"It's not just going to be the standard run-of-the-mill interview they give in front of the TV cameras.

"We want it to be different. We don't want it to be just some guy with a microphone being bland and getting the bland answers.

"We want people to go away entertained and I have no doubt people will go home entertained," he added.

No doubt the subject of Michael Conlan turning professional and saying he would like to fight Frampton in the future will crop up, as well as what is next for the Jackal, plus reflections on McGuigan's fantastic boxing career which saw him become world champion in 1985.

There are still a limited number of standard tickets left for the event, which starts at 8:30pm, priced at £35. The company also have an extensive range of sporting memorabilia, some of which will be auctioned off on the night for charity.

• Leo Santa Cruz's father, Jose, has claimed a rematch between his son and Frampton is only a matter of time.

"Well it seems that the plans are going well and (Frampton) will provide a direct rematch as my son wanted," he said.

"Leo has not signed anything but they have already said yes to doing the fight."

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