Former world champion Carl Frampton has denied he is being greedy after a court in Belfast was told he is claiming £6 million from his former manager Barry McGuigan.

The figure was revealed by a lawyer for Mr McGuigan, who asked the Belfast boxer if he was a greedy person.

Carl Frampton replied: "No".

The boxer is suing Barry McGuigan and a company he formed, Cyclone Promotions, for allegedly withholding earnings from fights in Northern Ireland, England and the US.

Questioned on the third day of the legal action, Carl Frampton said he did not know "the exact figure" he is claiming.

Liam McCollum QC then read from a statement of claim submitted by Mr Frampton.

He told the High Court in Belfast the statement contains a claim for £6m.

The lawyer said the claim included money paid to all boxers who fought on undercards for Carl Frampton’s world title bouts, as all fees paid to his trainer, Shane McGuigan, and money spent to build a special venue for a fight in Belfast.

"Does that not sound a bit greedy to you?" he asked.

"Again, I am not a greedy person," Carl Frampton replied.

The boxer also denied telling lies after the lawyer said he used terms like "misled" and "lied" when talking about his relationship with Barry McGuigan "just to blacken people’s names" when there was no basis for the claims.

"No, not at all," Carl Frampton said. "I think I’ve been called a liar."

Mr McCollum replied: "You have been called a liar and you’re going to be again, don’t worry about that."

Later, the lawyer said Mr Frampton’s statement of claim wrongly alleged that Barry McGuigan had set up a company in the US to take money that he was owed.

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The boxer said the details of the claim were based on investigations by forensic accountants and his legal team.

"You're just happy for any old bit of bad mouthing and undermining Mr McGuigan and his family to take place without really finding out if there’s any basis to it or not," Mr McCollum said.

"That’s been your modus operandi all along."

Carl Frampton disagreed.

He conceded that lies had been told about how much he was paid for fights in America to reduce the amount of tax he paid.

He insisted that was done on advice from Mr McGuigan and told the court he believed "everybody does it."

Liam McCollum QC rejected the suggestion that what he called "dishonest tax evasion" had been done on advice from Mr Guigan.

Mr Frampton will continue to be cross examined when the hearing resumes tomorrow.