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Barry McGuigan defends stars being charged thousands for Carl Frampton tickets

Snow Patrol singer Gary Lightbody were among those who paid for seats at shows in the United States. Mr McGuigan said: "On big fights like this, you don't expect to give tickets away whether they are a celebrity or not."Details of the high-profile payments emerged on day eleven of his multi-million pound courtroom showdown with Mr Frampton.

The Belfast fighter is suing his ex-manager for alleged withheld earnings. Mr Frampton has made claims against Cyclone Promotions UK Ltd - of which Mr McGuigan was a director - over purse fees, broadcasting rights, ticket sales and merchandising.In a counter lawsuit, the former two-weight world champion is accused of breaching his contract when he split from the company in 2017.

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