Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Photos: Frampton, Martinez Face Off at Heated Presser

Carl Frampton and Kiko Martinez locked horns in an explosive press conference ahead of their huge European super bantamweight title clash in Betfair’s ‘Unfinished Business’ on Saturday February 9 at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, live on Sky Sports.

Their rivalry has been brewing after Martinez twice pulled out of fights with the unbeaten Belfast boy and Saturday’s battle will have even more spice after they exchanged angry words today.

Frampton quipped that “the European title is like his hair; he’s losing it” and the Spaniard snapped back at Barry McGuigan’s protégé.

“I've come here because Frampton was too scared to come to Spain,” said Martinez, a 100-30 shot with Betfair to end Frampton’s unbeaten run. “I've come here to shut Frampton's mouth once and for all, he's talked too much and I hope that on Saturday he comes to fight and not to run.

“Frampton didn't want to leave Belfast for anything. I have always fought away and that shows that I am not a coward like they say I am. We're not scared to go anywhere and I never have been. They are trying to sell in Belfast something that doesn't exist - Carl Frampton is not a good boxer.

“He and his team know that I am a lot stronger than anyone he's met and you should all know that. I am not one of the bodies he's had to face. I am properly prepared mentally and physically with a champion's mentality, which is what I am.

Frampton dubbed the European champion as ‘The Spanish Hulk Hogan’, and added: “We'll see how strong he is when I'm hitting him on the chin with the hardest punches he's ever been hit with in his life.”

After the press conference, Frampton said he believes that weight issues were the cause of Martinez's outburst.

“He’s struggling at the weight, he looks gaunt and that might be why he was a bit touchy and he said what he said, but talk is cheap and we’ll see on Saturday if he can back it up,” said Frampton, 1-5 favourite with Betfair to rip the European title from Martinez.

“I think he’s a desperate man and he’s trying to force me into a fight. I think he’s underestimating how good I can fight up close – I can outfight him, I can outbox him, I can do whatever I want to win the fight. I’m predicting a win and maybe even a possible stoppage win, to be the first guy to stop him would be great.

“I’ll fight how I want to fight, I’m not stupid. I can judge a fight after the first round and I’ll know what to do best to get the win.”

Martinez and Frampton clash on a massive night of boxing in Belfast, with Martin Lindsay challenging Lee Selby for the British and Commonwealth super featherweight titles and Andy Lee facing Dublin’s Anthony Fitzgerald in a ten-round middleweight clash on a top class undercard.

Super flyweight prospect Jamie Conlan faces Mike Robinson in a British and Commonwealth title eliminator while former Prizefighter champions Eamonn O’Kane and Martin Rogan, former European middleweight champion Grzegorz Proksa, former Team GB star Callum Smith and unbeaten Belfast trio Marco McCullough, James Fryers and Daniel McShane also feature.

Tickets for Betfair’s ‘Unfinished Business’ featuring Carl Frampton vs. Kiko Martinez at the Odyssey Arena on Saturday February 9 are on sale now. Floor and tiered seats are on sale from the Odyssey Arena website www.odysseyarena.com priced £30, £40 and £60, while Ringside tickets at £100 and Inner-Ringside VIP tickets at £150 are both available from Matchroom Boxing’s website www.matchroomboxing.com.

Frampton vs. Martinez – Betfair bet: 1-5 Frampton, 100-30 Martinez, 28-1 Draw

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by IronDanHamza on 02-07-2013

[QUOTE=D-MiZe;13007347]Frampton's a big favourite and I think he'll look good by outboxing Martinez, possibly a late stoppage if Martinez becomes complacent. [B]Really don't understand why people read into the Molitor fight either.[/B][/QUOTE] What do you mean?

Comment by Money_May on 02-07-2013

Potential FOTY. Love watching Frampton fight I'm really excited for this one.

Comment by ddangerous on 02-07-2013

[QUOTE=calamaro;13007231]Funny presser, they miss the funiest quote from Martínez, the translator just roll his eyes and forget about it. "Necesitas ayuda hasta para que te la aguanten cuando vas a mear" I cant wait for this fight.[/QUOTE] "Need help up…

Comment by ElBossHogg™ on 02-07-2013

[IMG]http://www.boxingscene.com/uploads/62158/FRAMPTON-MARTINEZ3.jpg[/IMG] Lets get ready 2 rumble

Comment by D-MiZe on 02-07-2013

Frampton's a big favourite and I think he'll look good by outboxing Martinez, possibly a late stoppage if Martinez becomes complacent. Really don't understand why people read into the Molitor fight either.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (14)
Top Headlines Subriel Matias, Alfredo Santiago Win Bouts in Puerto Rico Daniel Jacobs vs. Maciej Sulecki Finalized For April 28, HBO Eubank Sr. Admits: My Son Didn't Perform, Didn't Show His Level Video: Mikey Garcia Talks Lomachenko-Linares, Lipinets, More McGuigan: Groves' Shoulder is Massive Concern For Tournament DeGale To Eubank Jr: Now Go Crawl Back Under Your Rock! Photos: David Benavidez Hands a Pure Beating To Ronald Gavril Photos: Victor Ortiz, Devon Alexander Fight To Controversial Draw Photos: Danny Garcia Blasts Brandon Rios With a Monster Shot Thurman: Spence Can Beat Me? I Will Handle Him, Whoop His Ass! Photos: Groves Hands a Bloody Chris Eubank Jr. a Boxing Lesson Photos: Yordenis Ugas Stops Ray Robinson To Secure Spence Video: Brandon Rios Post-Fight Reaction To Knockout, More Video: Thurman, Porter Sit Down and Negotiate Rematch in Vegas Benavidez: I Was Told Gavril Suffered a Broken Jaw, Broken Nose Vincent Feigenbutz With Controversial TKO of Ryno Liebenberg Video: Angel Garcia Post-Fight Reaction To Rios Knockout, More Video: Danny Garcia Post-Fight Reaction To Rios Knockout, More Video: Keith Thurman, Shawn Porter- Confrontation in Las Vegas Photos: Danny Garcia, Shawn Porter - Face To Face, Trade Words Yordenis Ugas is Ready: I Want Errol Spence Next! Victor Ortiz Not Happy With Draw: I Did Enough To Win! Danny Garcia Drills a Very Game Brandon Rios in Ninth Danny Garcia vs. Brandon Rios - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard David Benavidez Beats Down Ronald Gavril, Wins Decision David Benavidez vs. Ronald Gavril II - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Yordenis Ugas Stops Ray Robinson in Seven, Secures Spence Shot Devon Alexander, Victor Ortiz Battle To a Majority Draw Benavidez Intends to ‘Destroy’ Gavril, Solidify Spot in Division Caleb Plant Easily Out-Boxes ‘Porky’ Medina, Remains Unbeaten Danny Garcia vs. Brandon Rios - CompuBox Historical Review Eubank Jr: Did I Underestimate George Groves? Maybe. Hamed Rips Eubank Jr: He Should Retire, Not at Level He Thinks He Is! George Groves vs. Chris Eubank - CompuBox Punch Stats Danny Garcia vs. Brandon Rios - LIVE Results From Las Vegas George Groves Decisions a Bloody Chris Eubank Jr. George Groves vs. Chris Eubank - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Alexander: My Power Surprises People; Ortiz Will Be No Different Ronald Gavril: I'm a Smarter, Stronger Fighter Than Benavidez Sauerland: I Want To See Best Fighting The Best Every Year!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement