Santa Cruz-Martinez, Frampton-Quigg Hits Showtime on 2/27

NEW YORK – SHOWTIME® will televise the eagerly anticipated 122-pound world title unification showdown between undefeated super bantamweight world champions Carl Frampton (IBF) and Scott Quigg (WBA), on Saturday, Feb. 27, live on SHOWTIME from Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.

The SHOWTIME BOXING INTERNATIONAL telecast will air live (precise time to be announced) with an encore presentation later that evening immediately following SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast featuring the featherweight world championship main event pitting Leo Santa Cruz against Kiko Martinez.

Frampton (21-0, 14 KOs), of Belfast, Northern Ireland, won the IBF Super Bantamweight World Championship with a unanimous decision over Kiko Martinez in 2014.  The 28-year-old, who is promoted by International Boxing Hall of Famer Barry McGuigan, made two successful defenses of the title in 2015 – a fifth-round knockout of Chris Avalos last February in England and a 12-round unanimous decision over Alejandro Gonzalez Jr., on PBC on CBS last July.  An accomplished amateur, Frampton won Irish national championships in 2005 and 2009, plus a European Union Juniors silver medal in 2007.

The undefeated Quigg (32-0-2, 23 KOs), of Lancashire, United Kingdom, has been a staple at 122 pounds since 2012.  He won the Interim WBA Super Bantamweight Title in a rematch against Rendall Munroe in 2012 before being named the full champion in October 2013.  Quigg has made six defenses of the title, including three by knockout inside of four rounds.  The 27-year-old floored Kiko Martinez twice en route to a second-round TKO last July 18 in Manchester, England, the same day Frampton defeated Gonzalez Jr.  The powerful Quigg has fought just 29 total rounds in his last five fights, but he’ll be facing his toughest test to date in a fellow champion with an unblemished record.

Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ and FLIX®, and also offers SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ ON DEMAND and FLIX ON DEMAND®, and the network's authentication service SHOWTIME ANYTIME®. Showtime Digital Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of SNI, operates the stand-alone streaming service SHOWTIME®. SHOWTIME is currently available to subscribers via cable, DBS and telco providers, and as a stand-alone streaming service through Apple®, Roku®, Amazon and Google.

Consumers can also subscribe to SHOWTIME via Hulu, Sony PlayStation® Vue and Amazon Prime Video. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks™, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution, which offers Smithsonian Channel™, and Smithsonian Earth™ through SN Digital LLC. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV. For more information, go to

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by FelipeB on 01-17-2016

Can't believe cuellar didn't get a shot

Comment by The Akbar One on 01-16-2016

PBC should be ashamed of themselves matching Santa Cruz with Kiko Martinez. They have to do better than that.

Comment by kiaba360 on 01-16-2016

What about LSC/RoCa? can't believe Castellanos has been this inactive.

Comment by Aztekkas on 01-16-2016

Nice card, I'm so glad Frampton vs Quigg got picked up by Sho. Where da stream at, doe?

Comment by Kagami Taiga on 01-16-2016

PBC starting off the year quite strong.

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