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The show must go on: Carl Frampton confirms split from McGuigan and Cyclone

Champion boxer thanks fans for support

Carl Frampton has confirmed that he has parted ways with Cyclone Promotions.

The news was much-rumoured last week but has now been confirmed by Frampton on his Twitter account.

The 30 year-old boxer also moved to reassure supporters that he is still confident in his ability and hopes to fight in Belfast "in the very near future".

"I would like to thank Barry, the McGuigan family and Cyclone promotions for our time together," said the boxer.

"Having taken time to consider my future and discussed it with those closest to me, I am confident that now is the right time to move forward and take my career into my own hands.

"I still believe that I'm the best featherweight in the world and I promise my fans that I am continuing with my efforts to get my homecoming fight rescheduled in the very near future."

Frampton's summer bout with Andres Gutierrez was postponed after the South American boxer sustained injuries in the lead-up to the fight, also Frampton also missed the weight by one pound.

The Northern Irish boxer had originally hoped the fight would be rescheduled but it was announced last week that the bout was cancelled as a new date could not be arranged.

Less than 10 days before the original date for that fight, July 29, Frampton resigned as a director of Cyclone Promotions.

And last week, reports emerged that Frampton was about to end his eight-year partnership with the company and manager Barry McGuigan.

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