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'I'll dedicate world title to him': Carl Frampton pays tribute to late mentor Billy McKee and opens up on relationship that was about more than boxing

 

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Devastating loss: Carl Frampton with his coach and mentor Billy McKee, who has sadly passed away

Devastating loss: Carl Frampton with his coach and mentor Billy McKee, who has sadly passed away

Devastating loss: Carl Frampton with his coach and mentor Billy McKee, who has sadly passed away

Northern Ireland hero Carl Frampton has hailed the impact of coach and mentor Billy McKee on his life and career.

Midland ABC boss McKee, a former President of the Antrim Council and Ireland team manager, passed away on Sunday evening at the age of 83 leaving Frampton and everyone in boxing devastated.

The Jackal, who was guided by McKee from start to finish in his amateur days at the Tigers Bay club, is preparing for his bid to become only the third post-war British fighter to win world titles at three different weights as well as the only Irish fighter to have achieved the feat when he meets WBO super-featherweight champion Jamel Herring on February 27.


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