Ricky Hatton has expressed anger and disappointment over Scott Quigg’s defection to rival British promoter Eddie Hearn and revealed the unbeaten junior featherweight contender snubbed an offer to fight in America under Golden Boy Promotions.
After splitting with Matchroom Boxing for veteran promoter Frank Warren, junior featherweight contender Carl Frampton and manager Barry McGuigan are focused on the immediate future, which includes fighting in Belfast, a title shot and maybe an eventual showdown with Leo Santa Cruz.
Eddie Hearn, managing director of Matchroom Sport, discusses his promotional company’s massive stable, which includes Carl Froch and Ricky Burns – both of whom defend their world titles this month – David Haye, Kell Brook, Carl Frampton and other top British boxing talents.
With HBO’s decision to sever ties with Golden Boy Promotions may have come an opportunity for several overseas promoters to expose their fighters to a wide American audience. The U.S. cable network is “open to all ideas.”
The respectful rivalry between undefeated UK junior featherweight contenders Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg continued to build following Frampton’s ninth-round TKO of Kiko Martinez in his native Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Saturday.
Carl Frampton passed his sternest test yet in flying colors with a ninth-round stoppage of Kiko Martinez in a war to claim the European 122-pound title at the Odyssey Arena in his native Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Saturday.