Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Carl Frampton-Raul Hirales For IBF Inter-Title on 5/26

Carl Frampton will face Raul Hirales for the vacant IBF Inter Continental super bantamweight title at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham on May 26.

Frampton provides the chief support live on Sky Sports in the UK and broadcast in over 30 countries ahead of Carl Froch’s IBF super middleweight world title clash with Lucian Bute. The unbeaten Belfast star is aiming to add the Inter Continental strap to his Commonwealth belt and faces his toughest fight in the pro ranks to date as the Mexican puts his unbeaten record on the line too.

Hirales has eight knockouts to his name from 16 wins and a draw, and as Frampton eyes a winter date with Kiko Martinez in Belfast, his manager Barry McGuigan believes the 28 year old Mexican is the step up Carl needs as he aims for a World title shot – and leaves domestic rivals Scott Quigg and Rendall Munroe behind.

“You cannot get tougher than an unbeaten Mexican prospect, it’s a great challenge and one Carl needs and is excited about,” said Frampton’s manager Barry McGuigan. “Hirales has beaten three prospects already and has eight KOs on his record so we’re up against it but it’s a great opportunity for Carl on a huge global platform. We want to meet Kiko Martinez in Belfast in September and we’re moving on from Scott Quigg and Rendall Munroe now as we’re annoyed that they are fighting each other and not Carl.”

“We wanted a big step up in class and we've got it,” added Frampton’s promoter Eddie Hearn. “Hirales is a tough, unbeaten and highly rated Mexican and we hope he can provide a stern test for Carl. Victory here will set up a Kiko Martinez fight for September and from there we want to be in a position to challenge current IBF Champ Jeffrey Mathebula for the title.”

Frampton is part of a huge night of boxing in Nottingham with Froch’s mission to become at three-time World champion at the expense of Bute coming after Erick Ochieng defends his English light middleweight title against Nottingham’s AA Lowe, Bute’s fellow Canadian and IBF Inter-Continental light welterweight champion Pier Olivier Cote making his UK debut and exciting unbeaten stars John Ryder, Ryan Aston and Team GB star Scotty Cardle.

Tickets for Froch’s IBF World super middleweight title challenge to Bute are on sale now priced £80 and £150 from the Capital FM Arena Nottingham website www.capitalfmarena.com and on 08444 124624 – £40, £60, £100 and £200 tickets have sold-out, as have the VIP packages priced at £300.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by gingeralbino on 05-03-2012

[QUOTE=ophqui;12074017]cant believe people are still comparing quigg and frampton. Frampton is fighting a long string of nobodies and is continuing to do so. Much respect to quigg for stepping up in competition. Making frampton and mcguigan look foolish now[/QUOTE] As…

Comment by ophqui on 05-03-2012

cant believe people are still comparing quigg and frampton. Frampton is fighting a long string of nobodies and is continuing to do so. Much respect to quigg for stepping up in competition. Making frampton and mcguigan look foolish now

Comment by taansend on 05-03-2012

Talk about over selling. Hirales's record is mediocre to say the least. I'm not saying he's no good but he's done nothing of note so far.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines IBF Goes Through Some Changes To Start Off The New Year The Contender is Officially Coming Back in 2018 - On EPIX Photos: Ryota Murata, Emanuele Blandamura - Go Face To Face Spence: If Anybody Saw Flaws They Can Capitalize On - Call Al! Parker: Joshua Doesn't Take Criticism Well, I'll Smile at His Punches Otto Wallin Assures That Adrian Granat Showdown Will Happen Errol Spence on Keith Thurman: I'm Gonna Smoke Him Easy! Weekend Review: Spence Impressive, Easter Struggles, More Javier Fortuna: I'll Go to Easter's Hometown to Get My Rematch Spence: 'I Have No Idea' if Garcia Would Fight Me Next; Ask Him! Errol Spence vs. Lamont Peterson: Afterthoughts Usyk Training Very Hard, Calls Briedis His "Biggest Challenge" Yet Jamie Moore Talks Shooting, Recovery, Frampton-Donaire Anthony Joshua Plans To Be Quicker, Aims To Crack Parker's Chin Jayson Mama Wins WBO Regional Belt With TKO Victory Cesar Barrionuevo Blasts Out Adrian Veron in One Round Andy Lee, O'Sullivan Both Ready To Face Daniel Jacobs Ryota Murata vs. Emanuele Blandamura on April 15 in Japan Errol Spence - 'The Truth' About Ambition Shannon Briggs: After I Beat Fury, They Must Give Me Title Shot! Mares on Santa Cruz Rematch, Valdez-Quigg, Frampton-Donaire Petit vs. Kasmi Ends in Violence After Riot Erupts - Video Joshua Admits That Parker's Steroid Taunts Got Under His Skin DiBella Doubts Arum Wants to Put Crawford in With Spence Now Anthony Joshua Explains Why He's in No Rush To Fight in America Joseph Diaz: I Want To Beat Gary Russell, Unify 126 By 2019 Gilberto Ramirez Would Travel to UK For Groves, Eubank, Smith Parker's Promoter: Exposing Joshua's Glass Jaw Got Us The Fight Porter: Spence Isn't an Option Next; I'm Not Ranked By the IBF Kiram is Inspired By Sor Rungvisai To Shock Lucas Matthysse Marcus Browne: I Need a World Title Shot, I'll Face Any Champ! Photos: Robert Easter Survives Close Call With Javier Fortuna Alexander: If Victor Ortiz Lasts Seven Rounds - I'll Be Surprised Photos: Errol Spence Gives Lamont Peterson a Vicious Beating Joe Joyce on Daniel Dubois: I Don't Think He Really Wants It! Kownacki: I Made The Fight A lot Harder Than I Should Have Horn's Coach: Mundine Will Get Knocked Out - No Shot To Win! Fortuna: The Public Booed Because They Know I Beat Easter! David Price: I Think Deontay Wilder Could Beat Anthony Joshua CompuBox: Spence Landed 49% of Power Punches on Peterson
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement