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Frampton vs. Martinez

Frampton & Martinez Fight for IBF Boxing Championship on a Worldwide Stage

Leading boxing television rights distributor and sports marketing firm Octapixx LIVE is pleased to announce that the September 6 IBF Super Bantamweight Championship match between Carl Frampton (18-0, 13 KO) and Kiko Martinez (31-4, 23 KO) will be accessible by television audiences all over the world, as Octapixx has licensed the telecast to broadcasters in North America, South America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Continue reading

Video: Frampton – Martinez Weigh-In; Fight live on BoxNation tomorrow

World title challenger Carl Frampton has vowed ‘the best is yet to come’ ahead of his date with destiny this weekend.

The Irish sensation takes on Kiko Martinez for his IBF super-bantamweight world title on Saturday night, in a 16,000 capacity arena in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter.

The bout, live and exclusive on BoxNation, will see the unbeaten 27-year-old make his first bid for a world title as he faces the tough Spaniard Martinez, an opponent he previously overcame via a ninth round stoppage early last year.

That victory, at the Odyssey Arena in front of his adoring Belfast public, has seen the Ulsterman go from strength-to-strength, blasting his way past Jeremy Parodi and Hugo Cazares en route to the impending world title shot he has dreamed of his whole life. Continue reading

Frampton/Martinez live on Saturday noon in the US on AWE

San Diego, CA -September 4, 2014 -On February 9, 2013, Carl Frampton (18-0, 13 KO’s) scored a 9th round stoppage over Kiko Martinez (31-4, 23 KO’s) in a bout for the European and IBF Intercontinental Super Bantamweight titles.

But It was Martinez who went on to capture the IBF World championship when he stopped Jonathan Romero just six months later.

Frampton and Martinez will meet again on Saturday but this time the stakes have been raised as not only will Martinez’s world title will be on the line but some lucrative pay days for future fights will also be on the line.

The bout can be seen live and exclusively in the United States in AWE- A Wealth of Entertainment beginning at 3:30 PM ET / 12:30 PM PT.

Frampton of Belfast, Northern Ireland will be looking to win his first world title in front in what is sure to be an electric atmosphere in front of his hometown fans in an outdoor stadium that will be erected at the Titanic Quarter in Belfast.

An overflow crowd of over 16,000 is expected to witness the terrific rematch.

“It was a pretty smooth 14-week camp,”‘ said Frampton.

“I had great sparring and making weight was much easier. I can not wait for Saturday. It will be an unbelievable atmosphere and you can’t beat Belfast.”

Frampton is going into the fight with a lot of confidence but he knows he may see a different Martinez.

“This is a completely different fight. This is for a world title and he is coming into my back yard. I know I can hurt him but I am not complacent. I am prepared mentally and physically to put on my best performance.”

Frampton does feel that he may have some psychological advantages as he heads into the rematch.

“Once he stands in front of me, he will be looking at a guy who knocked him out. Plus he is an emotional fighter and that could make him dangerous.”

Even though this could be a fight that puts Frampton on another level with a win, he is not letting the moment get to him.

“I am treating this as just another day at the office and I know I have to fight three minutes of every round.”

Even though the goal is to become a world champion, Frampton knows an emphatic win will help set up big fights with the likes of Leo Santa Cruz, Guillermo Rigondeaux and a massive all UK showdown with WBA champion Scott Quigg.

“It is very important to make a statement. I believe that I am one of the 122 pound fighters in the world. It is important to look good and explosive. After I win this there are a lot of options. Some of the big names in the division campaign in the states and I would love to fight there.”

Frampton finished by saying, “Our styles gel very well. This will be a very explosive performance and for all the fans watching in the states on AWE, all I have to say is don’t blink.”

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Frampton vs Martinez This Saturday

There is not an opinion in the world of boxing I value more than that of Barry McGuigan. I feel that’s an opinion shared by most, if not all boxing fans the world over. And, when it comes to Carl Frampton the legendary Clones Cyclone is convinced.

Of course McGuigan is entrenched in the Frampton camp, with managerial and promotional responsibilities, alongside his mentoring capacity. So, it would be easy, or lazy, to deduce that McGuigan is biased and more likely to push the credentials of a fighter, whom he would use for financial gain. You know, like a normal manager or promoter?

But, I think that’s what makes Frampton and his team special, this is not a financial endeavour, this is much, much more than that. This is about McGuigan and his son Shane, Frampton’s excellent trainer, facilitating a special individual in his attempts to replicate and even surpass his exploits and bring genuine big time boxing back to Ireland and with it, a unity not seen since the heyday of you know who. Continue reading

Hearn steering Frampton towards IBF or WBC titles; Quigg believes he’ll fight him soon

frampton22By Michael Collins: Eddie Hearn of Mathroom Sport is positioning his fighter EBU super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton (16-0, 11 KO’s) towards the vacant IBF and WBC 122 pound titles, and away from the WBA and WBO champions Guillermo Rigondeaux and Nonito Donaire following Frampton’s 9th round TKO win over former EBU super bantamweight champion Kiko Martinez last Saturday night in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Quigg, the interim WBA super bantamweight champion, was at the fight last night and he believes he’ll get a shot against Frampton eventually.

Quigg told Sky Sports News “It’s going to happen. They [Frampton & Hearn] are talking about getting an IBF shot or a WBC shot, if there’s a world title on the line then it would be even bigger. But the fight will definitely happen. I want it and he wants it. It’s got to happen. The public wants it.” Continue reading

Frampton TKO’s Martinez in 9th round; Lee decisions Fitzgerald; Selby defeats Lindsay

frampton4By Jeff Sorby: After a shaky start in the first three rounds tonight, Carl Frampton (16-0, 11 KO’s) came on strong to dominate and stop EBU super bantamweight champion Kiko Martinez (27-4, 19 KO’s) by a 9th round TKO at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Martinez ran into a right hand from Frampton in the 9th that put him down. The fight was then halted after Martinez got back to his feet but was too hurt to continue. Frampton spent much of the fight moving around the ring, clinching, ducking below the waist, and trying to avoid the pressure from Martinez. Continue reading

Carl Frampton favored to beat Kiko Martinez on Saturday in Belfast

CARL FRAMPTON looks set to snatch the European super bantamweight title away from Kiko Martinez on Saturday night, according to the betting on Betfair. The fight had been made on two previous occasions, only for Martinez to pull out through injury both times. And now Frampton finally heads into battle the big odds-on favourite to win at 1-5.

Reigning 118lb champ Martinez has been spouting off ahead of the fight and predicting a stoppage win against the Belfast star. However, despite having more fights under his belt than Frampton, odds of 9-2 suggest that Martinez will come up short in his bid for glory. Continue reading