Carl Frampton MBE



Carl Frampton MBE is a high profile boxing commentator, a former world champion who uses his unique achievements as a Northern Irish born World Boxing Champion to promote integrated education and the power of sport to promote community cohesion. 

On turning pro in 2009, the Carl quickly climbed the ranks, winning both the IBF and WBA Super-Bantamweight belts, before going on to win the WBA Featherweight Championship.

In doing so he made history by becoming the first Northern Irish fighter to win a world title in two weight divisions. He is regarded as one of the most exciting boxers to watch in the ring, by having destructive punching power, intelligence and speed.

Carl’s popularity stems not only from his success in the ring but also the strength of his community and family values. Originally from the staunchly loyalist area of Tigers Bay in North Belfast, Carl grew up at the back end of the troubles in Northern Ireland and has spoken frequently about the positive influence boxing has had on his life. 

Having first started at the age of 9, the sport exposed him to a strong mentor in the form of his coach, friends from across the community divide, and a drive and determination that allowed him to avoid some of the poorer choices on offer at that time. 

Carl is now a prominent supporter of Integrated Education, campaigning for children from different religions to be educated together rather than in separate schools. As a Protestant married to a Catholic and with three young children he is determined to be a role model for the future of Northern Ireland and to ensure that the next generation grow up without the ingrained community prejudices of the past.

He is also passionate about promoting opportunity for young people, developing the social skills and career prospects of young people through sport. He can speak from the heart on the importance of making the right decisions, seeking the support of mentors and being single minded in the pursuit of your goals. In the 2016 New Year Honours Carl was awarded an MBE for services to boxing and the community.

Carl has gone on to have a successful media career by establishing himself as leading boxing pundit working with broadcasters TNT Sports and BBC and fronting documentaries looking into the mental health of young men. 

Carl is available for Q&A and can speak powerfully on the following subjects:

• Setting goals and tracking them down
• Determination and sacrifice
• Teamwork
• Youth opportunity and the power of mentoring
• Social cohesion and conflict resolution
• Experience in the world of sport and moving into the business world


“Carl was absolutely fantastic, it couldn't have gone any better for us. All customers have commented about Carl being so genuine, very funny and it being one of the best events they've attended”

JP Corry, Customer Dinner



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