Frank Warren enraged by Frampton / Khan TV date clash, explains why it shouldn’t happen

WBN 27/01/2018

Frank Warren is finding it hard to fathom why shows are announced on the same night as his once a date has been made public.

Warren confirmed Carl Frampton’s massive clash with Nonito Donaire for April 21 in Belfast only for Matchroom’s Eddie Hearn to reveal Amir Khan’s debut on his promotional banner would happen on the same night in Liverpool.

Now, fans are set to be split between watching Frampton on BT and Khan’s return to Sky Sports against an opponent to be rubberstamped on Tuesday.

The veteran promoter says the situation simply shouldn’t happen and used a solid comparison when putting his point across.

“if it takes ten percent of your ratings it’s not as good as last time and that’s certainly not good for the other channel either, at Sky,” said Warren to BoxNation.

“I’m a bit disappointed in that as you wouldn’t get Arsenal and Spurs playing on the same night on BT and Sky up against each other or Man Utd and Man City, it just wouldn’t happen.

“It’s annoying because boxing sometimes gets treated like a bast*** sport…like it doesn’t matter but it does matter.

“It matters a lot to the fans and it matters a lot to people who care about boxing.

“I’ve moved dates to avoid a clash as it’s not a p***ing contest. Boxing doesn’t benefit from that.

“Some promoters probably don’t give a monkeys and maybe they are not here for the long term but there is no benefits at all to boxing when dates clash!”