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Carl Frampton's toughest week: Jackal talks toll of defeat, the look from daughter on revealing loss and what future holds

Carl Frampton was beaten by Josh Warrington.
Carl Frampton was beaten by Josh Warrington.
Josh Warrington celebrates winning the World Featherweight Championship against Carl Frampton at Manchester Arena. Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Josh Warrington (right) and Carl Frampton embrace after the World Featherweight Championship at Manchester Arena. Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Josh Warrington and Carl Frampton embrace after the IBF World Featherweight Championship title fight between Josh Warrington and Carl Frampton at Manchester Arena on December 22, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 22: Josh Warrington punches Carl Frampton during the IBF World Featherweight Championship title fight between Josh Warrington and Carl Frampton at Manchester Arena on December 22, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Josh Warrington (left) and Carl Frampton in action.
Josh Warrington (right) and Carl Frampton in action in the World Featherweight Championship at Manchester Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 22, 2018. See PA story BOXING Manchester. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Josh Warrington (right) and Carl Frampton in action in the World Featherweight Championship at Manchester Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 22, 2018. See PA story BOXING Manchester. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Josh Warrington (left) and Carl Frampton in action in the World Featherweight Championship at Manchester Arena. Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Josh Warrington (left) and Carl Frampton in action in the World Featherweight Championship at Manchester Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 22, 2018. Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Josh Warrington (left) and Carl Frampton in action in the World Featherweight Championship at Manchester Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 22, 2018. Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Josh Warrington (left) and Carl Frampton in action in the World Featherweight Championship at Manchester Arena. Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Josh Warrington (right) and Carl Frampton in action in the World Featherweight Championship at Manchester Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 22, 2018. See PA story BOXING Manchester. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Josh Warrington (left) and Carl Frampton in action in the World Featherweight Championship at Manchester Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 22, 2018. See PA story BOXING Manchester. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Christine Frampton, wife of Carl Frampton at Manchester Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 22, 2018. See PA story BOXING Manchester. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Christine Frampton, wife of Carl Frampton at Manchester Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 22, 2018. See PA story BOXING Manchester. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Josh Warrington (left) and Carl Frampton in action in the World Featherweight Championship at Manchester Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 22, 2018. See PA story BOXING Manchester. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Carl Frampton punches Josh Warrington during the IBF World Featherweight Championship title fight between Josh Warrington and Carl Frampton at Manchester Arena on December 22, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)
Josh Warrington punches Carl Frampton during the IBF World Featherweight Championship title fight between Josh Warrington and Carl Frampton at Manchester Arena on December 22, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)
Josh Warrington punches Carl Frampton during the IBF World Featherweight Championship title fight between Josh Warrington and Carl Frampton at Manchester Arena on December 22, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)
Josh Warrington punches Carl Frampton during the IBF World Featherweight Championship title fight between Josh Warrington and Carl Frampton at Manchester Arena on December 22, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 22: Josh Warrington punches Carl Frampton during the IBF World Featherweight Championship title fight between Josh Warrington and Carl Frampton at Manchester Arena on December 22, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 22: Josh Warrington punches Carl Frampton during the IBF World Featherweight Championship title fight between Josh Warrington and Carl Frampton at Manchester Arena on December 22, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)
Carl Frampton makes his way to the ring prior to the IBF World Featherweight Championship title fight between Josh Warrington and Carl Frampton at Manchester Arena (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 22: Josh Warrington makes his way to the ring prior to the IBF World Featherweight Championship title fight between Josh Warrington and Carl Frampton at Manchester Arena on December 22, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)
Michael Conlan wins the WBC Intercontinental Featherweight Championship at Manchester Arena. Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Michael Conlan wins the WBC Intercontinental Featherweight Championship at Manchester Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 22, 2018. See PA story BOXING Manchester. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Michael Conlan wins the WBC Intercontinental Featherweight Championship at Manchester Arena. Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Michael Conlan (left) and Jason Cunningham compete in the WBC Intercontinental Featherweight Championship at Manchester Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 22, 2018. See PA story BOXING Manchester. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Michael Conlan (right) and Jason Cunningham compete in the WBC Intercontinental Featherweight Championship at Manchester Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 22, 2018. See PA story BOXING Manchester. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Michael Conlan (right) and Jason Cunningham compete in the WBC Intercontinental Featherweight Championship at Manchester Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 22, 2018. See PA story BOXING Manchester. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Michael Conlan (left) and Jason Cunningham compete in the WBC Intercontinental Featherweight Championship at Manchester Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 22, 2018. See PA story BOXING Manchester. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Michael Conlan (right) and Jason Cunningham compete in the WBC Intercontinental Featherweight Championship at Manchester Arena. Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Michael Conlan (left) and Jason Cunningham compete in the WBC Intercontinental Featherweight Championship at Manchester Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 22, 2018. See PA story BOXING Manchester. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Michael Conlan (left) and Jason Cunningham compete in the WBC Intercontinental Featherweight Championship at Manchester Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 22, 2018. See PA story BOXING Manchester. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Michael Conlan (left) and Jason Cunningham compete in the WBC Intercontinental Featherweight Championship at Manchester Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 22, 2018. See PA story BOXING Manchester. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Michael Conlan (left) and Jason Cunningham compete in the WBC Intercontinental Featherweight Championship at Manchester Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 22, 2018. See PA story BOXING Manchester. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Carl Frampton has opened his heart about his week from hell after suffering a bruising defeat in his world title fight in Manchester.

The Jackal (31) was out-boxed by defending champion Josh Warrington who won a unanimous points decision at the Manchester Arena last weekend.

Stunned Carl has since been struggling to come to terms with the loss and on Saturday flew off on a short break to Dubai with wife Christine and his two children, eight-year-old daughter Carla and son Rossa (4).

Writing in his exclusive Sunday Life column, the former world champ revealed how he broke the news of his defeat to his daughter over a video call.

"I obviously have regrets and feel there are things that I could have done differently," he said.

“For me this is the hardest loss that I have ever had to deal with. Losing to Leo Santa Cruz two years ago was tough but this is so much harder to take."

Frampton says the first round was his undoing against Warrington and how he had to fight to the Leeds man style.

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"When I think about what I would do differently if there was a re-match I know I would box the way we had planned in the gym."

And he reveals how the fight took its toll on wife Christine and how she hopes he is done with boxing.

In his Sunday Life column, Frampton also discusses what the future may hold for him and his family.

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