The boxer known as ‘The Jackal’ met Christine when he was one of the top amateur boxers in Northern Ireland
Ahead of Carl Frampton’s comeback fight on Saturday, meet the woman in his corner.
‘The Jackal’ will face Andres Gutierrez at Belfast’s SSE Arena in a WBC world featherweight title eliminator. It will be Frampton’s first fight since he lost his title to Leo Santa Cruz in their WBA fight in Las Vegas in January.
Who is Christine Frampton?
Christine, from Poleglass in west Belfast, and Carl, from Tigers Bay in north Belfast, have been together for seven years.
Carl and Christine were married at a humanist ceremony at the Old Inn in Crawfordsburn in October 2013.
They met in Kelly’s nightclub in Portrush when Carl was one of the top amateur boxers in Ireland and Christine was studying to be a criminologist.
“I always wanted to be a prison officer,” Christine said. “Sadly I can’t really do that now, but I think I’d have loved it.”
Christine has a criminology with criminal justice degree from Queen’s University.
How many children do Carl and Christine have?
The couple have two daughters, five-year-old Carla and two-year-old Rossa.
Carl has recently opened up about the love and support he has received from his wife Christine.
“I guess I’ve never given her enough credit for the support she has been to me right back from amateur days until now,” he said.
“Losing my world featherweight title to Leo Santa Cruz hit me hard, harder than most could understand, and I have to give enormous credit to my wife Christine for getting me through some tough, dark days.”
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