Carl Frampton responded immediately to the confirmation that Matchroom Boxing will stage a Pay-Per-View event on the same day as his world title fight.
The Irishman challenges Josh Warrington for the IBF featherweight title on December 22 at Manchester Arena. Whilst over at The 02 in London, Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora face-off in a rematch of their 2016 battle.
The night represents the first time Sky and BT Sport’s Box Office platforms go head-to-head with boxing events.
Fans are already upset at Eddie Hearn’s decision not to find an alternative date.
Frampton made his feeling plain on the subject via social media.
“Let the table throwing and other pantomime bullshit commence. I’ll keep preparing for a real fight,” said Frampton, pointing to the infamous press conference between Whyte and Chisora before the first meeting.
With four PPV’s before Christmas and a James DeGale v Chris Eubank Jr. fight to be announced for either side of the New Year, boxing punters are being hit in the pocket.
Oleksandr Usyk v Tony Bellew and Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury take place on November 10 and December 1 respectively.
Josh Warrington v Carl Frampton
JJ Metcalf v Liam Williams
Mark Heffron v TBA
Michael Conlan v TBA
Tommy Fury v TBA
Paddy Barnes v TBA
Martin Murray v TBA
Tickets are priced at £50 Upper Tier, £80 Tier, £100 Tier, £150 Tier, £200 Floor/Tier, £300 Floor, £400 Floor, £600 Inner Ring VIP Hospitality and are available.
Tickets available via Eventim and Ticketmaster.
Dillian Whyte v Dereck Chisora
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Tickets for Whyte vs. Chisora 2 are priced £40, £60, £80, £100, £150, £200, £300 and £600 (Inner Ring VIP).
Tickets are available to purchase now for O2 Priority customers via www.theo2.co.uk and go on sale to Fight Pass members on Friday 2 November at 1.00pm via www.stubhub.co.uk.
General Sale tickets are available to purchase at 1.00pm on Saturday November 3 from StubHub (www.stubhub.co.uk), The O2 (www.theo2.co.uk) and Matchroom Boxing (www.matchroomboxing.com).