What Barry McGuigan would do if he had a time machine

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Exclusive interview with Barry McGuigan, Carl Frampton and Shane McGuigan from New York

IN this week’s Boxing News, we track down Carl Frampton, Barry McGuigan and Shane McGuigan for an exclusive chat in New York ahead of the showdown with Leo Santa Cruz.

Here’s a snippet…

Had Barry McGuigan the manager been managing Barry McGuigan the boxer, would the Azumah Nelson fight have been made?
BM: Without a doubt. First I would have arranged a fight for myself at 130lbs against Wilfredo Gomez at Madison Square Garden. I am not saying I would have won, but it would have been a massive event. At some point I would have boxed Nelson. He was brilliant so I am not going to say I would have beaten him. Jeff Fenech gave him fits moving forward which is essentially how I fought, so yes, I would have been in with a genuine chance. Hey this is all speculation and I am not being critical of anyone, but I would have made the Nelson fight if we could go back in time with the me of today managing the me of then.

FOR THE FULL INTERVIEW, and our in-depth preview where we name the Santa Cruz-Frampton winner, please download this week’s issue or get your copy from the newsagent.

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