Carl Frampton’s stint as a Banbridge resident appears to be coming to an end.
The IBF World Super Bantamweight champion has been living just outside the town with his wife Christine and their two children Carla (4) and Rossa (9 months) but now they have their luxury home on the market.
The 28 year-old boxer said he is intending to move back to his home-town Belfast to be closer to family.
With the undefeated champion’s training schedule taking him out of the country for lengthy spells, the ‘peaceful rural location’ is proving just a little too quiet for wife Christine, who is keen to return to the busyness of city life.
With daughter Carla also preparing to begin her education, her parents didn’t want her to have to move after settling in at a local school.
The Framptons have been living in their £525,000 home for just less than a year, having moved there from a smaller house in Hilden in September 2014.
Their current 4,500 sq ft five-bedroom house was built in 2002 and comes complete with three acres of land, two acres of which are woodland.
The property also boasts electric gates, a sun room, games room, fitted kitchen and large double electric door garage.
It is on the market with Simon Brien Residential.
Frampton is currently lining up a titanic battle against WBA Regular Super Bantamweight champion Scott Quigg with the latest reports detailing that Quigg’s promoter Eddie Hearn has proposed a home and a away style double-header.
Hearn has proposed a November fight in Quigg’s home city of Manchester with the boxers again going head to head in Belfast in spring or summer next year.
Frampton defended his title with a win over Alejandro Gonzalez Jr, despite two knock-downs while Quigg steam-rollered past Kiko Martinez to hold his belt on the same night.
Frampton’s team have yet to accept the offer of the double-header.