Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 25 December 2014

'We'll triple the pay of The Jackal' - Carl Frampton's mega-offer from Eddie Hearn

Carl Frampton at Midland ABC, Tiger's Bay, Belfast. Photo by Russell Pritchard / Presseye
Carl Frampton at Midland ABC, Tiger's Bay, Belfast. Photo by Russell Pritchard / Presseye
Carl Frampton celebrates victory over Kiko Martinez in their European Super Bantamweight Championship and IBF Inter-Continental Super Bantamweight contest. Photo by Russell Pritchard
Carl "the Jackal" Frampton at Midland ABC, Belfast, performing his final punching session before taking on Jeremy Parodi at the Odyssey Arena. Photo Russell Pritchard / Presseye
The European super-bantamweight champion, Carl Frampton spars at the Victoria Square shopping centre in Belfast watched by manager Barry McGuigan and hundreds of shoppers ahead of his world title eliminator bout with Jeremy Parodi at the Odyssey arena this weekend. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.
Jeremy Parodi pictured in Belfast ahead of his fight against boxing sensation Carl Frampton.

Promoter Eddie Hearn says he has made Carl Frampton "a fantastic offer" to fight WBA World super-bantamweight champion Scott Quigg in March next year.

The Matchroom Boxing boss has revealed to the Belfast Telegraph that the purse he is offering European champion Frampton – who defends his belt on Saturday night at the Odyssey Arena against Frenchman Jeremy Parodi – is "three times what he has ever earned before" and is understood to be in the region of £250-300,000.

The rivalry between 'The Jackal' and Quigg has been growing and growing and Hearn, who previously promoted Frampton, said: "The offer has been made with the view that the fight would take place in Manchester and be on Sky TV.

"It's a fight that all British boxing fans want to see and the offer I have made to Frampton's promoter is three times what he has earned before and it's a purse that he wouldn't get anywhere else in the world for fighting for a World title.

"So if Carl is serious about fighting Scott Quigg then I don't see how he can turn it down. They have said they'll talk after Carl's fight at the weekend which is understandable."

Hearn added that the offer would not be on the table forever as he is already putting in place a contingency plan for Quigg.

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