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Watch: Frampton enjoying boxing after 'tough' year - and set to name promoter


Carl Frampton has spoken of how he is back enjoying his boxing after a "tough" year.

In an interview with IFL TV, the Belfast champion boxer spoke of why he parted ways with the McGuigans and their relationship. He also spoke of how he linked up with trainer Jamie Moore and gym MTK.

"I am enjoying boxing," he said, "It felt like a chore for a long time and it was hard graft.

"I was constantly talking about retiring - the day I hang up my gloves - but I am enjoying it now. It's like any job, if you are not enjoying it, it makes it twice as hard."

Frampton said he is determined to get a fight in by the end of the year, but possibly not in Belfast as he is more focused on securing Windsor Park for the summer.

"It hasn't been a great year, but I'd like to finish it with a win."

The 30-year-old said that he has had offers from promoters and will be making a decision in the coming days.

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"I am not daft and I can sell tickets," he said. "It's not been a great year but I am still one of the best fighters in the world. I'm in a strong position."

Talking on his split from Barry McGuigan and son Shane, Frampton said he felt it was right for his career to move on.

Asked on his relationship with the McGuigans, he said it was "alright".

"I had some great night with the McGuigans, nights I will never forget," he said.

"I don't want to say anything that may be derogatory or sound stupid - it was just best for me to move on and I wish them well," he added.

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