Carl Frampton’s lawyer John Finucane issued a lengthy statement on Wednesday following a court ruling that a case against ex-manager and promoter Barry McGuigan can be heard in Belfast.
The former world champion and McGuigan are counter-suing each other after their partnership endly in a disagreement over money, with Frampton’s representative outlining what happens next.
“On behalf of my client Carl Frampton, we welcome Mr. Justice Horner’s judgment today that his cases against Cyclone Promotions Ltd, Cyclone Promotions (UK) Limited, Barry & Sandra McGuigan will be heard before the High Court in Belfast,” said Finucane.
“The Court agreed with our argument that Mr. Frampton had a right to have his cases heard here in Belfast, and importantly was first to correctly issue and serve proceedings before a court.
“Whilst the evidence remains to be tested, and we acknowledge that this will happen expeditiously, we note the questions and comments of the court in today’s judgment.
“As the Court referred to today, we were surprised that, during the course of the jurisdictional dispute, Mr. Barry McGuigan chose not to give any evidence. We will now prepare and look forward to the fact that Mr. Barry McGuigan, and other members of the McGuigan family, will be required to come to Belfast and give evidence in court under oath.
“My client Carl Frampton has always sought a fair, reasonable and successful outcome to this dispute, and whilst he continues to enjoy a highly successful career we will now focus on bringing all outstanding matters before the court at the earliest opportunity.”
It’s a sour parting of ways for Frampton and McGuigan who enjoyed massive success together on both sides of the Atlantic after leaving Matchroom Boxing.
‘The Jackal’ became unified featherweight champion before losing to Leo Santa Cruz and eventually signing a deal with MTK Global and Frank Warren.