In the lead-up to Carl Frampton’s huge headliner this Saturday night Irish Boxing Review have been digging through our photo archives to find some choice snaps of the Belfast world title challenger. We are privileged to have received superb gym access to Carl, even before he turned professional, and here is a celebration of his progression.
In the first set of photographs Carl was just back from the Ahmet Comert Cup in Turkey and is pictured proudly wearing the gold medal around his neck. Frampton defeated Turkey’s Cetin Ozdemir in the featherweight final. We travelled round to Midland ABC in Tigers Bay to meet with Carl and his coach Billy McKee in May 2009 as part of an article for Irish Fighter magazine.
The second set of photos came in October 2009 at the Holy Family gym with Gerry Storey taking ‘The Jackal’ on the pads. That article ended up in Boxing News magazine as part of their ‘Hot Prospect’s series.
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