It will be showtime in more ways than one for Carl Frampton come February 27.
‘The Jackal’s’ IBF world title defence and eagerly anticipated clash with Scott Quigg will be broadcast live on Sky Sports PPV and on Showtime across America.
The Belfast fan favourite is delighted with the chance to grow his American fan base on the ‘home of huge global boxing’ and has promised to comprehensively win a clash most are building as a 50/50 bout.
“I am thrilled to be boxing on SHOWTIME and defending my world title in front of such a large television audience in the US,” said Frampton.
“SHOWTIME is the home of huge global boxing events and I am delighted that my team have ensured I will box on such a terrific platform. I enjoyed fighting on sister network CBS last July and I want to continue to build my fan base in the United States. Roll on February 27 in Manchester, where I will comprehensively beat Scott Quigg.”
Opponent Quigg’s excitement equal that of Frampton as does his confidence ahead of the massive clash.
“It’s brilliant that the American fans will get to see this brilliant fight,” said Quigg. “I’ve always wanted to box in a massive fight in the US, and I believe that when I beat Carl in style on February 27 in front of a sold-out crowd live on SHOWTIME, I’ll gain plenty of fans in the States.”