Sergio Martinez Beats Hearn, Wins Frampton-Martinez Bid

By Per Ake Persson

Maravilla Box Management of Spain, headed by WBC middleweight champion Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez himself, won the purse bids today in Rome for the mandatory fight between EBU super bantamweight champion Kiko Martinez and challenger Carl Frampton. MBM bid 62,000 EUR, Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Sport finished second best with an offer of 30,001 EUR, while Pat Magee bid 26,000 EUR.
Date and site to be announced.
Frampton, 15-0, stopped Steve Molitor in his last fight - and Molitor actually stepped in for Martinez, 27-3, who suffered an injury. The mandatory challenger for Kiko was then Alexander Bakhtin, but he hase sinc won a world title and Frampton was named as the official challenger.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 110110110 on 10-02-2012

[QUOTE=calamaro;12569035]LOL Maravilla is a promoter in spain. He's the promoter of Campillo, Kiko Martínez and few others. His promoting company won the bid for the european 122 lb championship, between Kiko Martínez and Carl Frampton.[/QUOTE] Thanks buddy :burnout:

Comment by giacomino on 10-01-2012

Frampton is tough but good to see Kiko gettin a big fight at home for a change. Unlike Molitor, Kiko can pop. Good fight

Comment by IronDanHamza on 10-01-2012

So Frampton is fighitng Kiko Martinez next? Awesome. I like how Frampton wants to take tough fights. They've tried to make this fight for a while. Frampton really won me over in the Molitor fight. I wasn't sure on him…

Comment by ddangerous on 10-01-2012

[QUOTE=CHOWWOKKA;12569098]Sergio Martinez beat up Tommy Hearns in spain and won 62,000 euros from Carl Frampton. What's so hard about this??[/QUOTE] :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Comment by HeroBando on 10-01-2012

[QUOTE=taansend;12569037]Another cyber warrior who thinks he's tougher than the boxers :D Looking forward to this bout. Just shows the disparity in boxing purses when the average purse big is 30k for this mouth watering bid. Kiko is good but if…

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