Barry McGuigan signed boxer Carl Frampton to ‘slave contract’, court hears

Former world champion boxer from Belfast suing ex-manager over alleged unpaid earnings

 Barry McGuigan celebrates with Carl Frampton   after he defeated defeating Leo Santa Cruz in a WBA featherweight bout in New York in 2016. Photograph: William Cherry/INPHO/Presseye

Barry McGuigan celebrates with Carl Frampton after he defeated defeating Leo Santa Cruz in a WBA featherweight bout in New York in 2016. Photograph: William Cherry/INPHO/Presseye

Barry McGuigan allegedly breached his managerial duties to star boxer Carl Frampton by signing him up to a “slave contract”, the High Court in Belfast has heard.

Financial arrangements were kept secret from the fighter entrusting his career to someone who persuaded him he was “like a fourth son”, it was claimed.

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