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Carl Frampton seals deal with US promoter

By David Kelly

Carl Frampton is hoping for a series of major fights on the back of his team agreeing a deal with leading American promoter Al Haymon.

Haymon has been behind the recent return of top class boxing to terrestrial television in the States with his Premier Boxing Champions series as well as working with numerous World class fighters - including superstar Floyd Mayweather and Amir Khan who faces Chris Algieri in Brooklyn tonight.

CWM Cyclone Promotions have said that Haymon will work as an advisor to Frampton, who is managed by former world champion Barry McGuigan.

IBF World super-bantamweight champion Frampton said: "I am very happy to have signed with Al Haymon. Al Haymon has a formidable reputation in boxing and has been the catalyst to securing the biggest fights in recent years.

"This is an exciting stage of my career after winning my world title, and my team and I know that this relationship with Al Haymon will help take my career to the next level. I am looking forward to it."

Manager McGuigan believes the deal with American powerbroker Haymon has come at just the right time for his career.

McGuigan said: "We are delighted to add Al Haymon to the team. Al Haymon is the best at what he does, there is no question about this.

"Al works with many world class fighters in the super bantamweight and featherweight divisions, so there will be plenty of attractive fights for Carl in the coming years.

"Carl is moving towards the peak of his career and we believe this is the perfect time to strike up this partnership."

Meanwhile, Khan says he intends to win in style as he chases a showdown with either Manny Pacquiao or Mayweather.

"It's not only about winning this fight, it's about winning in style and looking good," Khan said. "I want to put a great performance in and send a statement around the world about who is Amir Khan.

"I'm 28 now and at that stage of my career where I can't afford to make any mistakes."

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