A civic reception is to be held by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council for world champion boxer Carl Frampton.
DUP group leader Cllr Carla Lockhart said she is “delighted” that the Notice of Motion was passed unanimously to host a civic reception for Mr Frampton and his family, who live in Banbridge, following his win at the Manchester Arena against Scott Quigg.
Cllr Lockhart said, “I am pleased this notice of motion united the council chamber and political groupings.
“To see Carl recognised in his manner is very fitting and I am personally looking forward to meeting him and his family.
“He has been a great ambassador for the area and for Northern Ireland.
“I have utmost respect and admiration for his achievements to date and know that there are greater things ahead.
“His work among young boxers is also very notable and commendable and I look forward to congratulating him in person.”
Frampton took the WBA super-bantamweight title after a split points decision against former champion Scott Quigg in Manchester last month and kept his own IBF super-bantamweight belt in a unification fight.
The civic reception is not the only honour the World Champion boxer has received recently.
He received his MBE at Buckingham Palace earlier this month, on what he called a ‘very proud day’.
Frampton was also busy out and about in home town Banbridge following his title win, when he visited his daughter’s school, Bridge IPS, when he came in to meet all the children and to help the school celebrate the theme of Harmony for Integrated Education Week.
Carl talked to the children at Bridge IPS at two assemblies during his visit.