NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - Undefeated Irish champion boxer Carl “The Jackal” Frampton was back in New Rochelle on Friday, training for next week’s featherweight championship matchup at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Frampton returned to Champs Boxing Club in New Rochelle this week as he gears up for a July 30 title bout against Leo Santa Cruz in Brooklyn, where he was visited by local politicians and touched gloves with some of the area’s finest.
Members of the Westchester County Board of Legislators and local leaders were on hand at Champs on Thursday to proclaim July 30 - the night of his second stateside fight - as Carl Frampton Day.
According to the business leaders in attendance, they recognized Frampton for “being a part of the Westchester family since h launched training camp on July 4.”
Frampton was joined at the impromptu ceremony by his manager, former world champion Barry McGuigan - who is in the International Boxing Hall of Fame - and his son, Shane, who trains him. During the presentation, Astorino was given a pair of signed gloves, which he strapped on and did some work on the heavy bag under Frampton’s watchful eye.
"Training in New Rochelle has been great," Frampton said. "We love the area and the people. It's a perfect setting and camp has gone fantastic so far.”
This marks Frampton’s second fight in the United States. If he wins and claims the WBA Featherweight World Championship that his manager held three decades ago.
Frampton (22-0, 14 KOs) will square off against Leo Santa Cruz (33-0-1, 18 KOs), of Mexico as the headline of the July 30 live SHOWTIME show from the Barclays Center.
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