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From The Telegraph: Barry McGuigan sets stage for Martinez-Frampton

06
Sep

Barry McGuigan glows with pride as he details the effort which has gone into promoting the biggest boxing event in Northern Ireland’s history.

On Saturday night undefeated 122-pound fighter Carl Frampton attempts to become a world junior featherweight champion against Spaniard Kiko Martinez, in a purpose-built open-air arena in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter.

It has been a family affair from start to finish for the McGuigan household, with Barry, the former world champion, as its promoter and figurehead.

“You cannot have a more iconic place. Carl grew up literally 600 metres from the Titanic Dockyard in Tigers Bay,” McGuigan, 53, explains.

Click here to read the entire story by Gareth A Davies, sports writer for The Telegraph.

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