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Ballymurphygirl

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Re: Belfast boxing night
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2019, 07:35:17 PM »

Michael was phoned before the fight by Carl Frampton, sending best wishes.

Carl is not just Belfast's boxing icon, he is Ireland's boxing icon.

I have great respect for Carl, as a boxer and as a man.

He is his own man.

Carl, a protestant from Tigers Bay, married a catholic girl. He was given the opportunity to box for Britain but he chose to represent Ireland.

' commenting on his decision to box for the Irish team, Frampton, who grew up in a Unionist area of Belfast, said "I get asked all the time, 'would you have liked to have boxed for Great Britain?' And the answer is 'no'. I was looked after by Irish boxing from pretty much 11 years old and was very proud to box for Ireland." He added, "it's very humbling to know that so many people are supporting me from all over Ireland and mainland UK."

Everyone knows Carl doesn't have many fights left in the tank, one less after the fiasco in Philly.

I do hope he gets another crack at a world title fight to go out in style. It's always 100% with Carl.
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Re: Belfast boxing night
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2019, 07:54:08 PM »

Michael was phoned before the fight by Carl Frampton, sending best wishes.

Carl is not just Belfast's boxing icon, he is Ireland's boxing icon.

I have great respect for Carl, as a boxer and as a man.

He is his own man.

Carl, a protestant from Tigers Bay, married a catholic girl. He was given the opportunity to box for Britain but he chose to represent Ireland.

' commenting on his decision to box for the Irish team, Frampton, who grew up in a Unionist area of Belfast, said "I get asked all the time, 'would you have liked to have boxed for Great Britain?' And the answer is 'no'. I was looked after by Irish boxing from pretty much 11 years old and was very proud to box for Ireland." He added, "it's very humbling to know that so many people are supporting me from all over Ireland and mainland UK."

Everyone knows Carl doesn't have many fights left in the tank, one less after the fiasco in Philly.

I do hope he gets another crack at a world title fight to go out in style. It's always 100% with Carl.

I don't watch boxing but I have always admired Carl Frampton.  He is an intelligent man with his feet planted firmly on the ground.  If he gets an opportunity to go for a world title good luck to him - but if he doesn't he shouldn't worry too much - he's a shrewd operator with a bright future on boxing promotion or management - or both.
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Re: Belfast boxing night
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2019, 12:05:24 AM »
he is s disgrace to boxing he is a woman beater he is an animal  :) thought you had more class than that

I solely commented on his BOXING   :o     :comando: :comando: :comando:
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Re: Belfast boxing night
« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2019, 12:34:17 AM »
I don't watch boxing but I have always admired Carl Frampton.  He is an intelligent man with his feet planted firmly on the ground.  If he gets an opportunity to go for a world title good luck to him - but if he doesn't he shouldn't worry too much - he's a shrewd operator with a bright future on boxing promotion or management - or both.

Very true, Syriana.

Carl has at least one big fight left in him.

Unfortunately for Michael Conlan, he is likely to face Josh Warrington if he wins his next fight.

Warrington ( from Leeds) is absolutely relentless.

This is one of the best scraps I've watched at any weight, although I was obviously biased towards Frampton.

The respect both fighters showed at the finish was a credit to the sport and neither has a bad word about the other to this day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlb1R7Fns-0

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Re: Belfast boxing night
« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2019, 10:07:03 AM »


Three Gifts For Carl Frampton

An entertaining interview and a good insight into Carl Frampton, largely talking about growing up in Belfast ( stuff other than boxing, not the usual interview). Some industrial language so if that offends don't watch  ;)

Nt: I don't know where he got the idea he can sing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0zVFdBzd8k

Carl is a co-presenter on a boxing channel called TKO Boxing. It is a very comprehensive channel for any boxing fans out there. All available free on youtube. Lots of good interviews.

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Re: Belfast boxing night
« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2019, 02:18:15 PM »

I know absolutely nothing about Boxing, but my Father was a great man for it, and attended all the big fights in his day at the Kings Hall and also on the Mainland.

However, I am always glad to see anyone from NI doing well.

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Re: Belfast boxing night
« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2019, 02:21:30 PM »
I solely commented on his BOXING   :o     :comando: :comando: :comando:
why you throwing bricks at me  :)
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Re: Belfast boxing night
« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2019, 02:28:10 PM »
Best night  had by all   * https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/sport/boxing/michael-conlan-delights-falls-park-16696000

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