Carl Frampton to fight on Brook-Hatton undercard on 3/17

Carl Frampton will make the second defence of his Commonwealth Super-Bantamweight title as the chief-support bout on the undercard of Kell Brook vs. Matthew Hatton at the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield on March 17.

Frampton delivered a punch-perfect performance in his first defence on Saturday (January 28) with a stunning seventh round knockout of Kris Hughes at York Hall, Bethnal Green.

Barry McGuigan’s protégé moved to 12-0 as a pro in front of a sold-out east London crowd and the 24 year-old will fight in front of the biggest crowd of his career so far on March 17 before Brook and Hatton meet in their blockbusting Welterweight clash.

“It’s a wonderful bill for Carl to be fighting on,” said McGuigan. “The arena will be full of proper discerning boxing fans who will be eager to see Carl in the flesh. We are anxious to keep him busy this year to solidify his position as the most exciting Super-Bantamweight in Britain and he is chomping at the bit to be involved in this massive night for British boxing.”

Also on the undercard, former British Welterweight champion Lee Purdy will hope to get back on track against Nottingham’s Adnan Amar. Purdy claimed the British strap with a fine fifth round stoppage win over Craig Watson at the M.E.N Arena in Manchester in April and then repeated that feat in a rematch in Watson’s backyard of Oldham three months later. He faced Colin Lynes in his second defence at York Hall in November with a chance to claim the Lonsdale belt for keeps, but Lynes tore up the form book to take the belt on points.

John Ryder steps into double figures as a pro on the night, taking on Alistair Warren in an eight-round middleweight clash. Ryder, 23, picked up his sixth win inside the distance on the Frampton-Hughes undercard with a second round stoppage of Mariusz Biskupski taking his unbeaten run to 9-0. Standing in the way of the Islington man’s perfect ten is Huddersfield’s Alistair Warren (8-1-1), the 24 year-old who fought for the WBC Youth Super-Middleweight title in November 2010, losing to Hugo Kasperski.

Amateur star Scott Cardle makes his professional debut at Lightweight on the night, while unbeaten Dudley Middleweight Ryan Aston faces Barnsley’s Lee Noble and Sheffield Heavyweight David Howe also features.

Tickets for Kell Brook vs. Matthew Hatton with Scott Cardle’s debut on the undercard priced £30 (tiered), £60 (tiered/floor) and £100 (ringside) are available from the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield Box Office on 0114 256 5656 or online at

£40 tickets and £150 VIP tickets have now sold-out.

Star Boxing Hanks-Pedro Weigh-In Today Albany

New York (February 3, 2012)

All participants for Star Boxing's show Saturday night at the Times Union Arena in Albany, NY will weigh in today at the Hampton Inn and Suites. 25 Chapel Street, Albany NY 12210 at 4:00 pm. Weigh-In is open to media and public (subject to capacity restrictions).

10 Rounds

Joe Hanks
Rafael Pedro

10 Rounds

Sahib Usarov
Yan Barthelemy

Super Middleweight
8 Rounds

Jason Escalera
Marcus Brooks

4 Rounds

Kevin Rooney Jr.
Stanley Harvey

Lt Heavyweight
4 Rounds

Mike Seitz
Karim Richardson

Jr. Welterweights
4 Rounds

Bryan Abraham
Darnell Jiles



TIMES UNION ARENA: 51 South Pearl Street Albany, NY 12207

Advance tickets, priced at $30, $40, $50 and $75, are available through Ticketmaster, (, 800-745-3000) or at the Times Union Center Box Office, (, and at all local Wal-Mart Music Centers. Tickets are also available by calling Star Boxing at 718-823-2000 or on their website

**Discounted Student Tickets are available at the Times Union Box Office only through February 3rd for $37 with valid ID.

The Times Union Center is location at 51 South Pearl Street in Albany, New York, 12207.

Chavez Jr-Rubio and Donaire-Vazquez Jr on Boxing Channel


The Boxing Channel will provide full coverage of the February 4th card featuring the World Boxing Council (WBC) Middleweight Championship match between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Marco Antonio Rubio and the super bantamweight battle between Nonito Donaire and Wilfredo Vasquez Jr.

The coverage will include the Friday, February 3rd official weigh-in and the post-fight press conference on Saturday, February 4. Marcos Villegas will be on hand to host and it can all be seen exclusively on Boxing Channel.

Viewers will see interviews with the fighters and their camps, and other important boxing figures on hand.

Also a part of the Boxing Channel's pre-fight coverage are previews of both fights, with Al Bernstein's keys to victory for each man. These features are available now for on demand viewing.

Article posted on 03.02.2012

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