Carl Frampton: My Autobiography


Carl Frampton with Paul D. Gibson

The fearless, fast-paced autobiography of World Title winning boxer and Belfast hero Carl Frampton, with a foreword by Patrick Kielty.


April 2024



Belfast’s Carl ‘The Jackal’ Frampton MBE is no ordinary boxer. One of only three fighters from the British Isles to be named the Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year, he has headlined multiple sell-out world championship bouts on both sides of the Atlantic, winning multiple world titles in the process. His dedicated army of fans have traversed the globe to be ringside throughout it all.

But Frampton’s popularity far exceeds the traditional adulation for a sporting icon; he is regarded as a symbol of hope and unity by both sides of the sectarian divide in Northern Ireland.

In this captivating autobiography, Frampton reveals the most personal aspects of being a fighter; of fears and doubts, of exhilaration and devastation, of friendship and animosity. He also recounts for the first time his high-profile, acrimonious split with Barry McGuigan, in devastating and revealing detail.

Frampton speaks openly and passionately, not only about boxing, but about his country, how far it has come and the problems it faces. This is a uniquely intimate account of a true modern-day sporting great and a local hero like no other.

Praise for Carl Frampton

‘Of the various autobiographies around this year, Carl Frampton is certainly the juiciest. The fall-out from his bitter split from Barry McGuigan is laid out in excruciating detail and though it’s sad to see what could have been one of the great Irish boxing careers reduced to all that acrimonious nip-and-tuck over money, it’s never less than compelling.’ – Malachy Clerkin, The Irish Times

1. The Boxer from the Bay
2. Christine
3. The Amateur Days
4. The Jackal Emerges
5. Top of the World
6. Meet the McGuigans
7. Frampton Reborn
8. Frampton v McGuigan
9. Happily Ever After

About the Authors
Carl Frampton MBE is a former professional boxer from Northern Ireland who competed from 2009 to 2021. He won world championships in two weight classes, including the WBA and IBF super-bantamweight crowns between 2014 and 2016, and the WBA featherweight title from 2016 to 2017.

Paul D. Gibson is an award-winning author and journalist. His work includes the ghost-written autobiography of UFC star and pundit Dan Hardy and a biography of Irish fighter Eamonn Magee, which won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year and the Eir Sport Irish Sportsbook of the Year awards in 2018. Gibson’s work has featured in The Ring, The Guardian, Boxing Monthly, and BBC Sport.