Best super-bantamweights on a mega-fight collision course

Photograph: ESPN Guillermo Rigondeaux and Carl Frampton are by general consensus the two best super-bantamweights in the world and a buzz is slowly building around a potential unification bout. Rigondeaux’s manager Gary Hyde has made it clear that he wants either Frampton or Scott Quigg now that a potential Leo Santa Cruz fight has been… Continue reading…

Interview with boxing writer David Greisman

Earlier this year we caught up with revered boxing writer and author of Fighting Words: The Heart and Heartbreak of Boxing David Greisman. That book contains 63 of Greisman’s best dispatches from the Sweet (and sometimes not so sweet) Science from 2007 through 2012, including nine articles that have been recognized for excellence by the Boxing… Continue reading…

Frampton reveals he was unhappy with first Martinez performance

The clock is ticking down on Carl Frampton’s highly-anticipated rematch with Kiko Martinez on September 6 as both men prepare for their crossroads fight. Even though the first Martinez encounter was seen in many quarters as Frampton’s finest performance to date, he is not a fan of reliving that glorious February evening.

Frampton still keen to dig Quigg

So Frampton-Martinez will take place at the Titanic Quarter venue later in the year. But what about the plight of WBA world belt holder -or ‘regular’ champion, whatever the hell it is- Scott Quigg? It’s important not to get too carried away beyond the imminent threat of Kiko Martinez and no doubt Cyclone Promotions will… Continue reading…

The Negotiator: Jake McGuigan discusses Frampton-Martinez II

Negotiating the big fights in this sport can often be a fraught process. Whenever IBF super-bantamweight champion Kiko Martinez announced on his Facebook and Twitter profiles a few weeks ago that a rematch with Carl Frampton had been signed, the ears of local fight fans quickly pricked up.