Carl Frampton v Barry McGuigan courtroom showdown

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Carl Frampton's courtroom showdown with ex-manager Barry McGuigan will take place next May.

A judge listed the former world champion's actions over allegedly withheld earnings for a two-week hearing at the High Court in Belfast. Frampton is suing Barry McGuigan, his wife Sandra McGuigan and Cyclone Promotions (UK) Ltd, claiming a failure to pay purse money from his bouts.

Lawyers for the McGuigans have insisted all of the allegations are categorically denied.

At a preliminary hearing, counsel for McGuigan accused Frampton of lying about profit arrangements as part of a bid to blacken his client's name in public.

Reference made to a 30 per cent share of the profits of promotions was described in court as "simply dishonest".
 

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Court told Barry McGuigan signed Carl Frampton to a ‘slave contract’.

"Financial arrangements were kept secret from the fighter entrusting his career to someone who persuaded him he was “like a fourth son”, it was claimed".

“To use the ... words of Barry McGuigan’s memoir, it’s pretty much a slave contract with all the rights to promote Mr Frampton’s career for three years being signed away on the spot by the boxer."

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/high-court/barry-mcguigan-signed-boxer-carl-frampton-to-slave-contract-court-hears-1.4349857
 

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Frampton has told the High Court that the taxman called at his home with a bill for nearly £400,000 and that's when he vowed never to fight for Barry McGuigan again.

Frampton is suing McGuigan for withholding earnings from some of his title bouts.
 
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Will be really disappointed in Barry if the allegations are proven correct.

Considering he went through the same experience with his promoter and "second father " Barney Eastwood.

Barry Mcguigans entire image in the 1980's was of a nice guy, a down to earth family man. And a person of integrity.

Not to mention the energy and atmosphere in his fights. The rendition of "Danny Boy" prior to his fights. And being a symbol of unity in a troubled and a conflicted and divided Northern Ireland.
 
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Will be really disappointed in Barry if the allegations are proven correct.

Considering he went through the same experience with his promoter and "second father " Barney Eastwood.

Barry Mcguigans entire image in the 1980's was of a nice guy, a down to earth family man. And a person of integrity.

Not to mention the energy and atmosphere in his fights. The rendition of "Danny Boy" prior to his fights. And being a symbol of unity in a troubled and a conflicted and divided Northern Ireland.
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In addition to that I would say Barrys Father singing Danny Boy prior to his fights along with thousands of Irish fans was something else.

Eddie Hearn can take his " sweet Carolina" lead ins and shove em.
 
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Will be really disappointed in Barry if the allegations are proven correct.

Considering he went through the same experience with his promoter and "second father " Barney Eastwood.

Barry Mcguigans entire image in the 1980's was of a nice guy, a down to earth family man. And a person of integrity.

Not to mention the energy and atmosphere in his fights. The rendition of "Danny Boy" prior to his fights. And being a symbol of unity in a troubled and a conflicted and divided Northern Ireland.
Prepare to be really disappointed
 
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Don't know all the details yet obviously, but the whole set up is dodgy.

Having different family members take up the various roles of manager, trainer, and promoter, makes it easy to take advantage of fighters.

Whether this was deliberate or naive, and whether the did take advantage remains to be seen, but there is at least some wrong doing there.

Also, am I right in thinking Barry is banned from owning a company, so it's in his wife's or his sons name? That doesn't look good either, because he is clearly involved in a leadership role.
 
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Don't know all the details yet obviously, but the whole set up is dodgy.

Having different family members take up the various roles of manager, trainer, and promoter, makes it easy to take advantage of fighters.

Whether this was deliberate or naive, and whether the did take advantage remains to be seen, but there is at least some wrong doing there.

Also, am I right in thinking Barry is banned from owning a company, so it's in his wife's or his sons name? That doesn't look good either, because he is clearly involved in a leadership role.
I believe both mr and Mrs Mcguigan were both banned from holding directorships at one time
 
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The peacermaker thing is some of the most infurious mythic bollocks, Barry was a shouthern Catholic whith a prod girlfrien. Oh Wat, Father Ted shows how unified and respected Barry was as peacemaker. Laughable._
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In addition to that I would say Barrys Father singing Danny Boy prior to his fights along with thousands of Irish fans was something else.

Eddie Hearn can take his " sweet Carolina" lead ins and shove em.
 

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Frampton has been challenged in court over links between his management company MTK Global and Daniel Kinahan, with the inference MTK Global is a front for a criminal organisation.

It is heating up in the kitchen.
 
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Frampton has been challenged in court over links between his management company MTK Global and Daniel Kinahan, with the inference MTK Global is a front for a criminal organisation.

It is heating up in the kitchen.
I'm sure this will come as a big shock to the boxing world.

The lawyer who brought that up is a brave man though. Mcguigan too I suppose.
 
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