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Jamie Moore reckons he has saved Irish hero Carl Frampton from possible burn out.

Frampton has his first fight under Moore and new promoter Frank Warren in Belfast on Saturday night, a 10 rounder against hard Mexican Horacio Garcia, screened live on BT Sport.

Frampton’s split from the McGuigans came as a surprise after winning world super-bantamweight and featherweight titles with them, but his new trainer believes the move away from them will prolong the 30 year old’s career.

Frampton has hinted in interviews that he was concerned about wear and tear – and that may have been a reason behind him leaving the McGuigans.

“Carl was training hard all the time,” said Moore, “and that’s crazy.

“By the time you’re 30, you don’t want to be taking loads of punches and that’s what happens when you spar 12 hard rounds every other day.

“That will have a negative effect.

“We have been training smarter, making the sparring quality rather than quantity, and Carl says he feels much fresher than he has for a couple of years.

“He has flown through the camp and looks as sharp as a razor.”

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