By Jonny Stapleton
Lou DiBella wants to paint New York green with a massive MSG Irish show on St Patrick’s Day and Eddie Hearn hopes to supply him with some of the paint.
The Matchroom boss wants Belfast’s rising star Carl Frampton to make his American
debut on the undercard of Sergio Martinez and Matthew Macklin’s world title fight, before challenging Kiko Martinez for the European title in June.
For the plan to come to fruition Frampton has to over come the challenge of Scot Kris Hughes as he makes the first defence of his super bantamweight Commonwealth title on Januaray 28.
Regardless, Hearn has already had detailed talk’s with DiBella and baring a cut in the Hughes fight he is confident Frampton will make his Stateside bow on a card with Macklin and Andy lee.
“I have spoke to Lou DiBella about having Frampton on in Maddison Square Garden. Lou wants to have Carl on the show. Carl first has to overcome a tough test against Kris Hughes, but if he comes through that without cuts or being in a war we will try and ensure he is on that card. Eamonn O’Kane won’t appear on that show he hasn’t a big profile as of yet.We want Carl to fight six times this year and three before June. This fight with Hughes, a ten rounder and then a Europe title fight with Kiko Martinez if he has the title then. We want that fight with Kiko and hopefully we will fight him in Belfast in June. We also want Scott Quigg,” Hearn told Mirror sport.