Carl a Frampton has dismissed the public offer made to him by Eddie Hearn as the Super Bowl of publicity stunts and told him to come back with a realistic offer.
Hearn went on Sky Sports armed with a cheque for 1.5 million pounds for the IBF champion in a bid to ‘grab the attention’ of the Jackal in what he labelled ‘a last ditch’ attempt to make the mega fight. Cyclone Promotions hit back with a statement saying they are willing to negotiate further but want to co promote.
While Frampton used his Belfast Newsletter column to give his views on the offer. The Belfast super bantamweight claims 1.5 million isn’t a sensible offer considering he is the genuine World champ and the fight could pull in 12 million. The undefeated star seems open to fighting on Sky and again expressed a desire to fight and beat Quigg but warned Hearn he has options and told the Matchroom boss a better offer needs to be on the table.
Speaking in his Belfast Newsletter column Frampton said “£1.5 million is undoubtedly a lot of money. But does that mean I should snap it up with both hands? Absolutely not, and there are a number of reasons why. It’s a flat rate offer, which means that no matter how well this fight does at the box office, this is the most I’ll receive. This will not, however, be the same case for Scott Quigg and Matchroom Sport. Many would agree this fight will do extremely well at the box office considering that in Eddie and Scott’s words, it’s one of two Super Fights in the UK. If PPV targets are reached this fight can bring in £10 million and potentially as much as £12 million.”