ESPN3 will present live exclusive coverage in the U.S. of the Carl Frampton (14-0, 9 KOs) vs. Steve Molitor (34-2, 12 KOs) Super Bantamweight title fight from Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 4 p.m. ET.
Canada’s Molitor, a former two-time Junior Featherweight world titleholder, said of Saturday’s fight, “He’s (Frampton) European level and I’m world level and come fight night everyone will realize that. This is too soon for Frampton. He has never been in the ring with someone on my level. He is a good boxer, very aggressive, but he makes a lot of mistakes that I plan on capitalizing on. The plan is to win convincingly here against a young undefeated prospect and that will put me in line for a world title.”
Belfast’s Frampton said, “He’s (Molitor) said a few things about me in the buildup and he obviously likes to talk a bit – that’s fine. All that matters to me is victory on Saturday night and doing it in the best possible way for the fans. He won’t have any friends in the arena on Saturday and his words won’t be able to help him then.”
ESPN3’s coverage of Saturday’s card from Belfast will also include the British and Commonwealth Featherweight title fight between Martin Lindsay (19-1, 7 KOs) and Lee Selby (13-1, 5 KOs), as well as an International Light Welterweight contest between Paul McCloskey (23-2, 12 KOs) and American Lightweight contender Manuel Perez (18-7, 4 KOs).
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