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Carl Frampton backs AGAINST Crusaders winning Irish League title

And he says he'll silence Josh Warrington fans in Manchester before Christmas

Crues fan: Carl Frampton
Crues fan: Carl Frampton

Even Crusaders-mad Carl Frampton doesn't think his team are going to retain their Danske Bank Premiership title this season.

Stephen Baxter's Crues' are already nine points behind league leaders Glenavon and the Tiger's Bay boxer reckons their slack start to the season has already given them too big a mountain to climb.

But he's not backing the current leaders for the title either - rather he sees the Crues' Belfast rivals Linfield claiming the Gibson Cup for only the second time since 2012.

Of course, Frampton has his own title bid to be concerned with as he continues his preparation for his December 22nd fight against reigning IBF World Featherweight champ Josh Warrington.

It's the meeting of two boxers with super support from their home cities. Warrington attracted 25,000 fans to Elland Road when he took Lee Selby's title in May, the same number that attended Frampton's sold-out bout against Luke Jackson at Windsor Park.

But Frampton is confident he'll be able to make half the crowd go silent.

The Jackal was taking part in a Twitter Q&A. Here are a few more of the highlights:

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