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'It's not only Carl's fault, it's the trainer's fault and manager's fault'

Former IBF champion Dave McAuley says that greater care should have been taken in monitoring Framptom’s weight-cut.

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A FORMER WORLD boxing champion has criticised Carl Frampton’s team, for failing to get their fighter to make the required weight ahead of a scheduled bout against Andres Gutierrez.

Frampton was one pound overweight at the weigh-in, although the featherweight fight was later cancelled after Gutierrez suffered head and facial injuries from slipping in the shower.

Gutierrez also broke two of his teeth in the fall, which occurred the day before the fight was due to take place on Saturday.

The fight was no longer a WBC title eliminator following Frampton’s failure to make the weight limit, and the Belfast man apologised to both the fans and Gutierrez for the unfortunate development.

Former IBF champion Dave McAuley has since expressed his disappointment in Frampton’s team, for how they managed the weight-cut.

Speaking to BBC Sport, he said that everyone in the camp should shoulder the blame:

“It’s not only Carl’s fault, it’s the trainer’s fault and manager’s fault. How they misjudged it is beyond me.

“Your weight’s monitored about four months previous to a fight and then you weigh twice a day, seven days a week.

“They would have known last week or the week before that Carl was having problems. They had ample time to try to rectify the problems and obviously they didn’t.

“The boxer has enough to do with training and all the worrying about the upcoming fight.

“It’s their job to monitor your weight and their job to make sure you are down at it.”

In relation to the reason for the fight cancellation, the Antrim native suspects that ‘people are finding it hard to swallow.’

Although he accepts that slipping in the shower is ‘very possible,’ McAuley says that ‘because Carl being over weight and the fight not becoming a [world title] eliminator, there are a lot of theories out there.’

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