Barry McGuigan: 'Carl Frampton can become global boxing star'

McGuigan: 'Frampton can become global boxing star'
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Former world featherweight champion Barry McGuigan believes that British super-bantamweight Carl Frampton is on the verge of becoming a "global boxing star".

Trainer Barry McGuigan has insisted that British super-bantamweight Carl Frampton has "more natural ability" than he does.

McGuigan is a former world featherweight champion, but the Irishman has revealed that he expects the unbeaten 26-year-old to become a "global star" in the sport.

The 52-year-old told BBC Sport: "He's got more natural ability than me. He's got enough talent and power to win world titles from 122lb to 130lb. He can become a global boxing star."

"He hasn't got my pace and pressure, but he can box going forward and going back and he's got more single-punch power than me."

Frampton faces Frenchman Jeremy Parodi in a final world title eliminator on Saturday night.

Carl Frampton in action during his IBF Inter-Continental Super Bantamweight match against Raul Hirales on May 26, 2013
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