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Frampton's wife Christine 'a bunch of nerves' as she flies out for Carl's big fight night against Scott Quigg

By Stephanie Bell

Christine Frampton last night confessed to feeling "a nervous wreck" as she waited in Belfast City Airport to catch a flight to Manchester for husband Carl's big fight tomorrow.

The 28-year-old said her anxiety levels were through the roof - but her husband was taking his clash with long-term rival Scott Quigg in his stride.

Christine's mum Lillian Dorrian accompanied her and the couple's two children Carla (5) and Rossa (1) as they left home in Banbridge yesterday.

Carl's wife told how she was dreading having to watch the highly anticipated bout.

Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph from the airport, she said: "I've been more worried than usual coming up to this fight because it is so big. It's massive.

"I am a bunch of nerves already and it is just awful. I just feel all the pressure and it gets so bad it is like my head is about to explode, yet I know Carl takes it in his stride.

"I don't know how he carries all that weight on his shoulders."

Christine's niece will babysit their children on Saturday while she and her mum take their seats ringside in the Manchester Arena along with a crowd of 10,000.

Carl has been training for the world title unification showdown with Quigg for the past three months, spending only the occasional weekend at home.

Last night his wife revealed the couple had finally sold their luxury home in Banbridge and hoped to move back to Lisburn soon so that she can be closer to her family for support when Carl is in England training.

Carl and Christine bought the five-bedroom house on the outskirts of the Co Down town in 2014, but within a year had put it on the market for £500,000.

Christine said: "Currently we have the sale agreed, which is fantastic, and hopefully if there are no hold-ups we will be moving in the next few months.

"I've just felt a bit isolated in Banbridge. It is such a big house in the middle of a field, and when I get the children to bed I just spend the night sitting staring out at the grass. It is very lonely.

"We have chosen a house just outside Hillsborough which is part of a new development of just seven detached homes. Five of them are built and we are getting one of the other two.

"It will be great because I will be close to my mum again."

While Carl recently said that tomorrow's fight with Quigg was "exciting me in a way that no other fight has before", his wife said she was feeling the complete opposite and had never been so nervous in all her life.

"I will be ringside with my mum and will probably be crying," Christine added. "I used to be fine, but as time goes on it is getting harder and harder to watch.

"I had trouble getting anyone to look after the children because everyone is going. There will be 10,000 people there, which is just scary."

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