Tuesday 27 June 2017

Carl Frampton 'frustrated' as Eddie Hearn goes public with £1.5m offer to fight Scott Quigg

IBF Super-Bantamweight Champion Carl Frampton, left, and WBA Super-Bantamweight Champion Scott Quigg. The World is Not Enough, Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Co. Antrim. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE
IBF Super-Bantamweight Champion Carl Frampton, left, and WBA Super-Bantamweight Champion Scott Quigg. The World is Not Enough, Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Co. Antrim. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE

Carl Frampton and his promoters Cyclone Promotions appear to have been blindsided in their negotiations for a title fight with Scott Quigg.

Hearn made an offer of £1.5m to Frampton live on Sky Sport News this afternoon for a title fight at Manchester Arena on July 18.

Frampton, the IBF champion, confirmed his team are in negotiations with Matchroom and said that the public offer has come as a shock.

Frampton said: “My team and I have been in negotiations with Matchroom Sport to co-promote this fight. It has been made very clear to Matchroom Sport throughout the entire negotiation period that this huge domestic fight can only take place as a co-promotion. It is therefore frustrating that Matchroom have deviated from negotiations with this offer.”

The statement from Cyclone Promotions added: “Cyclone Promotions have made several attempts to organise a follow-up meeting with Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport to progress these negotiations. Cyclone Promotions and Carl Frampton are therefore surprised by this afternoon’s public offer from Matchroom Sport to Carl Frampton.

“Matchroom Sport understands Carl Frampton is under contract with Cyclone Promotions. If Matchroom Sport are interested in joining Cyclone Promotions in staging this domestic superfight, we recommend Matchroom accept the invitation for a follow-up meeting.

“If Matchroom Sport does not want to meet, Carl Frampton will make an optional defence of his IBF World Title this summer.”

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