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Carl Frampton's major box office hit in US

By David Kelly

Carl Frampton's stock is on the rise in the States after the latest viewing figures revealed the big impact he had for boxing on terrestrial channel, CBS.

Making his US debut against Alejandro Gonzalez jr in El Paso, Texas on July 18, IBF World super-bantamweight champion Frampton brought in an extra 14 per cent of viewers for the channel, who had returned to big time boxing in June.

The Jackal has linked up with American Al Haymon who has revolutionised the coverage of boxing Stateside with a series of shows on terrestrial television and Frampton has proved to be a big hit.

As well as impressing the CBS executives, Frampton has also caught the eye of major pay channel Showtime, who screen superstar Floyd Mayweather's bouts.

Promoter Eddie Hearn has re-iterated his desire to come to an agreement with Cyclone Promotions for Frampton to clash with unbeaten Bury man Scott Quigg.

Hearn wants to see the British rivals involved in a two-fight saga over the next 12 months.

"I'm happy to commit to a two-fight deal - one in November in Manchester, and one in Belfast in the spring or summer," said Hearn.

"If it's a good fight a rematch will happen anyway."

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