Belfast boxer Carl Frampton has confirmed that he has parted company with Cyclone Promotions, saying now is the right time to take his career 'into his own hands'.
In a statement published on Twitter at lunchtime on Monday, Frampton wrote: "I can confirm that I have parted company with Barry McGuigan and Cyclone Promotions. I would like to thank Barry, the McGuigan family and Cyclone Promotions for our time together.
"Having taken time to consider my future with those closest to me, I am confident that now is the right time to move forward and take my career into my own hands.
"I still believe I am the best featherweight in the world and I promise my fans that I am continuing with my efforts to get my homecoming fight rescheduled in the very near future."
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