Frampton and McGuigan split: What are the Jackal's next options?
Carl Frampton has confirmed that he has parted ways with Cyclone Promotions.
Last week, reports emerged that Frampton was about to end his eight-year partnership with the company and manager Barry McGuigan. And the boxer confirmed the news on his Twitter account on Monday afternoon.
So now what? Here's a look at four options open to the 30 year-old.
One of the most powerful promoters in the world, he has proven his ability to deliver major fights for boxers with less profile than Frampton. Sky and Hearn would love to see the Jackal back in their camp.
David Haye/ Richard Schaefer
David Haye has a promotional company with Richard Schaefer who co-promoted Frampton’s second clash with Leo Santa Cruz in Las Vegas. Both Haye and Schaefer are big fans of Frampton and to land the two-weight world champion would be a major coup.
The veteran promoter’s deal with BT Sport and his own company Box Nation will see him stage more shows than anyone else this year. Signing Frampton would give BT Sport a flagship, box office fighter.
Run by former fighter Matthew Macklin out of his gym in Marbella, the management company have surprisingly had the financial clout to sign up over 100 fighters. Frampton’s close friend Paddy Barnes signed pro with MTK as have a host of Irish fighters, including Belfast prospects Lewis Crocker and Steven Ward.
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