Frampton fight tickets sold 'in minutes'

Published Tuesday, 08 July 2014
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Some ticket brackets for Carl Frampton's Titanic Showdown with current world title holder Kiko Martínez sold out in just three minutes, promoters have revealed.

Frampton fight tickets sold 'in minutes'
Kiko Martínez and Carl Frampton will fight for the world title in Belfast. (© Presseye)

Tickets for the big fight at Titanic Belfast on 6 September went on sale at 10am on Saturday, but some ticket categories sold out almost immediately.

A purpose-built arena, with a capacity of 16,000, is set to be constructed on the slipway - with Frampton aiming to win the IBF super-bantamweight world title in front of fans in his home city.

"It's unbelievable the response we've had - I knew I had fantastic fans, but this is another level!" Frampton said.

"It proves once again that Belfast has the best boxing fans in the world. September the 6th is going to be a massive night!"

To have sold this many tickets in the first day shows just how popular Carl Frampton has become - he's a superstar in the making.

Barry McGuigan

Cyclone Promotions CEO Barry McGuigan was also delighted with the first-day sales.

"We knew that Carl was a big ticket seller, but this response is unparalleled," he said.

Martínez, who was knocked out in the ninth round last time he met Frampton in the ring, insists their previous encounter simply caught him on "a bad day".

But Frampton has not been shaken by the Spaniard's confidence and, although he admits the fight will be tough, he is sure the outcome will not be any different second time around.

Some tickets in other brackets are still available for the Titanic Showdown.

© UTV News
Comments Comments
John in crumlin wrote (199 days ago):
Lisa black catch yourself on your embarrassing yourself
Lisa Black in Belfast wrote (201 days ago):
Barry McGuigan isn't from NI.
Fan in Belfast wrote (201 days ago):
Frampton is a boxer for all of NI just like his manager Barry, he's a Tigers Bay man, but he fights for everyone, good luck to him and his family, it 's a pity his best man didn't turn Pro, wee Paddy would have made it, another great NI fighter
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