Frank Warren Steamed Over Khan vs. Frampton TV Head To Head

By Frank Warren, courtesy of The Daily Star

CARL FRAMPTON faces former four-weight world champion Nonito Donaire in a cracking fight on April 21 in Belfast.

It is just a shame that boxing fans have been made to choose yet again as it clashes with Amir Khan’s return to the ring on the same night in Liverpool.

Boxing doesn’t need to dilute its audience any further by running big shows against each other on the same night.


You wouldn’t get Manchester United against Chelsea on Sky Sports with Arsenal against Liverpool at the same time on BT Sport, would you?

It is something that needs to be looked at but we announced our date with Frampton first so we cannot be blamed this time.

Make no mistake about it though, the SSE Arena in Belfast will be the place to be that night or watching on TV as Frampton takes on a mighty foe.

It will be interesting to see what Khan is like coming back after almost two years out and on the back of that brutal knockout defeat by Saul Alvarez.

But he will not be facing a big-name opponent as he looks to shake the ring rust off and there is nothing wrong with that after such a long time out.

Frampton, on the other hand, is in a proper fight against the ‘Filipino Flash’ who has won world titles at flyweight, bantamweight, super-bantamweight and featherweight.

Donaire is arguably the biggest name ever to come to Belfast and the fight fans over there are in for a real treat.

All credit to Frampton too as he could have had a much easier night.

He picked a tough one for his return last year against Horacio Garcia and now he is facing a world-class opponent.

Frampton knows he has a world title shot in the summer against the winner of IBF champion Lee Selby v Josh Warrington so he could have picked a weaker opponent to ensure there is no slip up.

But that is the mark of the man that he jumped at the chance to test himself against Donaire.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by P4Pdunny on 01-14-2018

that being said, i can't see who theyre gonna match khan up against thats going to make for a good fight in his first fight back after a few years - it will be a glorified tuneup.

Comment by P4Pdunny on 01-14-2018

can see what frank saying here

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 01-14-2018

[QUOTE=LADIV;18403709]you mean the same marquez that had to jump two divisions and wind up getting cheated at the scales....thats the mayweather you talking about[/QUOTE] The same Marquez that gave Manny Pacquiao hell in all four of their fights.'s bad…

Comment by latinlingo on 01-13-2018

If you bothered reading what I said, I said the skill levels between Mayweather and Marquez were miles apart. As far as Khan is concerned, he started his career as a lightweight and Canelo as a junior welterweight. The weight…

Comment by NahMean on 01-13-2018

[QUOTE=Bobby Shaw;18403933]The loss was against a solid oponent who weighed 300 lbs on fight night so we can't count that fight. We expect to see him fighting someone with a pulse tbf[/QUOTE] We all expected him to lose yea of…

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