Carl Frampton donates Windsor Park robe to William Dunlop fundraiser
Carl Frampton will donate the robe he wore for his August Windsor Park bout against Luke Jackson to a fundraiser for William Dunlop.
News that the iconic robe would be included in the auction was announced on the Twitter account of William's friend and fundraiser organiser Liam Beckett on Wednesday evening.
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Mr Beckett said he had received a phone call from the Tigers Bay fighter to tell him he would donate the robe.
Received a call today from a very good friend and someone who is always looking out for others. That person was none other than @RealCFrampton who informed me he wanted to donate his robe from his recent Windsor Park fight to the William Dunlop fundraiser, what a class act 👍— Liam Beckett MBE (@liam_beckett) October 24, 2018
"Received a call today from a very good friend and someone who is always looking out for others," he wrote.
"That person was none other than @RealCFrampton who informed me he wanted to donate his robe from his recent Windsor Park fight to the William Dunlop fundraiser, what a class act".
Northern Ireland motorcycle racer William Dunlop was killed in an incident at the Skerries 100 road race in Dublin in July.
The 32-year-old had been taking part in practice for the event when the crash happened.
A fundraiser has been set up to raise money for the bereaved family of William, who left behind his partner Janine, their daughter Ella, and their unborn child.
Jonathan Rea has already announced he will donate leathers from his forth successive World Superbike title to the fund.
Glenn Irwin's British Superbike leathers to Rory McIlroy's golf shoes have also been donated to the fund.
It is not the first time Frampton's robe from his iconic Windsor Park bout has been in the headlines.
The jacket went missing following the August bout, although it was located a short time later after an appeal on social media.
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