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Ironic Matchroom addition to Frampton Quigg card

Carl Frampton must have afforded himself a wry smile upon hearing Luke Campbell looks set to fight on the under card of his World title fight with Scott Quigg this coming February.

Frampton’s dislike for Eddie Hearn has been out in the open since the pair stopped working together after the now IBF World champion beat Kiko Martinez to claim Continental honours back in 2013.

Frampton very much top of the bill!!
Frampton very much top of the bill!!

The Jackal wasn’t feeling the Matchroom love despite his ring success and ticket selling prowess and thus was discontent with the link up.

The straw that broke the camels back and finally inspired Frampton and the McGuigan’s to set up their own promotional company, Cyclone Promotions, came when the then European Champ was asked to trade leather in Hull as chief support to then novice Luke Campbell.

The undefeated 28 year old felt he was worthy of top of the bill status and wanted to fight in his home town, elected against the clash and as a result ended his Matchroom relationship.

Ironically enough ahead of what looks set to be the biggest in terms of profile and finance fight of his career Campbell, who beat John Joe Nevin to claim London 2012 gold, will appear on the undercard of Frampton v Quigg as he attempts to return to winning ways after losing his unbeaten record to former Frampton sparring partner Yvan Mendy.


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