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Watch: 'That's the maddest thing I've ever done' says Carl Frampton after Ulster Grand Prix lap

By Jill Goligher

Lee Johnston and Carl Frampton had an evening of banter and serious topics as they discussed their career highlights to raise money for the road racer's charity 'F13k Cancer' in aid of Marie Curie.

During the chat Frampton was asked if he would fight in Belfast again, to which he said: "I would love to return, it's always been my dream to fight at Windsor. But that's not looking likely until at least May next year."

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 9/8/2017: Road racer Lee Johnston and boxer Carl Frampton before they set of on a lap of the Ulster Grand Prix circuit at Dundrod on a motorbike this evening ahead of their charity chat show in aid of Marie Currie at the event.
PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON
PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 9/8/2017: Road racer Lee Johnston and boxer Carl Frampton before they set of on a lap of the Ulster Grand Prix circuit at Dundrod on a motorbike this evening ahead of their charity chat show in aid of Marie Currie at the event. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON
PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 9/8/2017: Road racer Lee Johnston takes boxer Carl Frampton for a lap of the Ulster Grand Prix circuit at Dundrod on a motorbike this evening ahead of their charity chat show in aid of Marie Currie at the event. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON
PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 9/8/2017: Road racer Lee Johnston and boxer Carl Frampton before they set of on a lap of the Ulster Grand Prix circuit at Dundrod on a motorbike this evening ahead of their charity chat show in aid of Marie Currie at the event. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON
PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 9/8/2017: Road racer Lee Johnston takes boxer Carl Frampton for a lap of the Ulster Grand Prix circuit at Dundrod on a motorbike this evening ahead of their charity chat show in aid of Marie Currie at the event. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON
PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 9/8/2017: Road racer Lee Johnston and boxer Carl Frampton before they set of on a lap of the Ulster Grand Prix circuit at Dundrod on a motorbike this evening ahead of their charity chat show in aid of Marie Currie at the event. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON
PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 9/8/2017: Road racer Lee Johnston and boxer Carl Frampton after their lap of the Ulster Grand Prix circuit at Dundrod on a motorbike this evening ahead of their charity chat show in aid of Marie Currie at the event. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON
PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 9/8/2017: Road racer Lee Johnston takes boxer Carl Frampton for a lap of the Ulster Grand Prix circuit at Dundrod on a motorbike this evening ahead of their charity chat show in aid of Marie Currie at the event. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON
PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 9/8/2017: Road racer Lee Johnston takes boxer Carl Frampton for a lap of the Ulster Grand Prix circuit at Dundrod on a motorbike this evening ahead of their charity chat show in aid of Marie Currie at the event. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON
PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 9/8/2017: Road racer Lee Johnston and boxer Carl Frampton before they set of on a lap of the Ulster Grand Prix circuit at Dundrod on a motorbike this evening ahead of their charity chat show in aid of Marie Currie at the event. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON
PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 9/8/2017: Road racer Lee Johnston and boxer Carl Frampton after their lap of the Ulster Grand Prix circuit at Dundrod on a motorbike this evening ahead of their charity chat show in aid of Marie Currie at the event. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

Speaking of the injuries both can sustain in their dangerous sports - Lee had a serious crash at this year's IOM TT -  Carl said he also had bleeding to the brain, but it didn't come about how you would expect.

He said: "I fell one night when I was juiced and woke up the next day in Craigavon Hospital. I don't remember a thing."

Lee joked back by asking: "Where did you fall, the shower?"

Half-way through the show there was an auction which included a signed pair of Carl's boxing gloves, with all money raised going to Marie Curie.

Ahead of the chat at Dundrod, Lee took Frampton for a lap of the Ulster Grand Prix Dundrod circuit on a motorbike.

Speaking afterwards Frampton said: "That is the maddest thing I've ever done".

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