Community gets behind Frampton

Local residents have been sending support to Carl Frampton ahead of his fight with Josh Warrington tomorrow.

Friday, 21st December 2018, 2:48 pm
Updated Thursday, 10th January 2019, 10:37 am
Carl Frampton during a recent visit to Glengormley High.

The Tigers Bay man, who attended school in Newtownabbey, will take on Warrington at the Manchester Arena.

Cheering Carl on, a spokesperson for Glengormley High School said: “Wishing our past pupil Carl Frampton all the best for tomorrow night.

“Give us an early Christmas present with a good win over Warrington! We’re all rooting for you!”

Commenting on Facebook, one fan said: “Frampton is a different class than Warrington. Come on Frampton!”

Meanwhile, pupils at Riverdale Primary in Lisburn got behind the Jackal on social media.

A spokesperson for the school said: “Riverdale Primary School would like to wish Carl Frampton the best of luck for his big fight tomorrow!”

Ahead of the bout, Carl said: “I’m excited, relaxed and looking forward to a good tough fight.

“My nature is laid back and I will be until the ring walk.

“There is an edge and tension as it gets closer, but there is respect between us.

“I got a text message from a good friend and he said: ‘total respect, but no fear’.

“And that is what this is, I believe I am better than ever because I was beating Leo Santa Cruz and Scott Quigg when I wasn’t enjoying boxing.

“I believe he is a very good fighter, but I beat any featherweight in the world on my day.

“The ambition is there more than ever because I have been written off but the fire is burning in me and people will see in a dog fight that I am not over the hill.”