Carl Frampton and Steve Molitor have weighed-in for Saturday night’s Betfair ‘Judgement Day’ show and The Jackal has warned The Canadian Kid he will retire him live on Sky Sports.
Frampton defends his Commonwealth and IBF Inter-Continental super bantamweight titles against the two-time World champion at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast and the local boy is promising to put on a big show in his hometown, and ending Molitor’s glittering career in the process.
“If he beats me it’s a setback but if I beat him it could send him into retirement,” said Frampton, 2-7 to win with Betfair. “He said yesterday that he would think about hanging them up if he lost, and I intend to beat him and do it in style – I know I can knock him out.
“You saw today with that turnout for the weigh-in that this is a special night and the buzz in the city is incredible. When you have that sort of support behind you in a great venue like the Odyssey Arena, you cannot let them down and it lifts you so high.”
Molitor is an 11-4 shot with Betfair to take the titles back to Canada and he came in lighter than Frampton at 8st 9lb 4oz, with the hometown star tipping the scales at 8st 9lb 10oz.
Frampton tops a fantastic night of action in Belfast with Paul McCloskey is aiming to get back into title contention against American contender Manuel Perez with the WBA Inter-Continental light welterweight title and McCloskey’s fellow Dungiven fighter Eamonn O’Kane also in action.
Martin Lindsay challenges Lee Selby for the Welshman’s British and Commonwealth featherweight titles while fellow Belfast fighters Jamie Conlan and Dee Walsh will also be in action, and Team GB stars Scotty Cardle, Kal Yafai and Martin Ward all continue their pro education in Belfast.
Tickets are on sale from the Odyssey Arena box office on 028 9073 9074 and at www.odysseyarena.com – tickets are priced at £30, £40, £60 and £100.
Ringside VIPs tickets priced at £150 are exclusively available from Matchroom Sport on 01277 359900 and at www.matchroomboxing.com.
McCloskey and O’Kane’s fans can also buy their tickets at the prices above from Eurospar Dungiven and any EuroXchange outlet.
For the latest odds on Betfair on Frampton’s clash with Molitor click here: http://sports.betfair.com/boxing/event?id=26889012&exp=s
PROVISIONAL RUNNING ORDER WITH WEIGHTS (subject to change)
6.05pm 4 x 3 Mins Light Welterweight Contest
BEN MULLIGAN (9st 4lb 10oz) v MARIUSZ BAK (9st 5lb 2oz)
6.25pm 4 x 3 mins Welterweight Contest
PADDY GALLAGHER (10st 9lb 14oz) v WILLIAM WARBURTON (10st 11lb)
6.45pm 6 x 3 mins Bantamweight Contest
KAL YAFAI (8st 7lb) v VICTOR KOH (8st 5lb 10oz)
7.15pm 6 x 3 mins Lightweight Contest
SCOTT CARDLE (10st 2lb) v RENALD GARRIDO (9st 13lb 6oz)
7.45pm 4 x 3 mins Lightweight Contest
MARTIN J. WARD (9st 12lb 4oz) v SIMAS VOLOSINAS (9st 5lb 12oz)
8.05pm 8 x 3 mins Middleweight Contest – did not weigh-in
EAMONN O’KANE v CHRIS MAFUTA
9.10pm 12 x 3 British & Commonwealth Featherweight Championship – Live on Sky Sports/ESPN3
LEE SELBY (8st 13lb 6oz) v MARTIN LINDSAY (8st 13lb 6oz)
Followed by 12 x 3 mins WBA Inter-Continental Light-Welterweight Contest – Live on Sky Sports/ESPN3
PAUL MCCLOSKEY (9st 12lb 8oz) v MANUEL PEREZ (9st 13lb 10oz)
Followed by 12 x 3 Commonwealth and IBF Inter-Continental Super-Bantamweight Championship – Live on Sky Sports/ESPN3
CARL FRAMPTON (8st 9lb 10oz) v STEVE MOLITOR (8st 9lb 4oz)
FLOAT 4/6 x 3 mins Middleweight Contest – weighed in later
DEE WALSH v ROBERT STUDZINSKI