A big part of Carl Frampton’s ring attire for his lifelong dream of headlining Windsor Park went missing from ringside on Saturday night.
The former unified featherweight champion then decided to post a plea on social media for help to find his Fight Label designed robe, which had reportedly been posted on Instagram.
It’s not known whether the account holder was genuinely given the jacket by someone and unsuspectingly aired it for the world see, or a move more sinister had taken place.
Either way, Frampton was relieved to be sent images of the robe after turning to his followers to aid him in finding his precious possession.
“My ring jacket from my fight with Luke Jackson went missing from ringside on the night of the fight,” explained Frampton to his 425,000 plus Twitter followers. “Obviously there’s a big sentimental attachment to it and I’d like it back. If anybody knows it’s whereabouts please get in touch.”
My ring jacket from my fight with @LukeJackson went missing from ringside on the night of the fight. Obviously there’s a big sentimental attachment to it and I’d like it back. If anybody knows it’s whereabouts please get in touch. Please RT pic.twitter.com/pXIgdiepJH
— Carl Frampton MBE (@RealCFrampton) August 20, 2018
A short time later, and after the aforementioned account was shared with Frampton, ‘The Jackal’ had begun steps to retrieve the blue and white garment.
“Found the culprit. Social media is a wonderful thing for catching thieves,” said the Irishman.
Frampton defeated Jackson via a ninth-round stoppage in Belfast and is now set to challenge Josh Warrington for the IBF version later this year.
The 31 year-old topped a massive bill, which included Cristofer Rosales defeating Paddy Barnes in a WBC flyweight contest and Tyson Fury easily out-pointing Francesco Pianeta.
Fury will now battle Deontay Wilder for the WBC heavyweight title in Las Vegas this November.