Carl Frampton
Carl
Frampton
will provide the chief support on the undercard of Carl
Froch’s IBF World super middleweight title challenge to Lucian Bute
in Nottingham on May 26.

The
Commonwealth super bantamweight champion will fight at the Capital FM
Arena in front of a huge global audience with the event aired by EPIX
in the United States and live in more than 20 countries across the
world, including the UK, Canada, Spain, Germany, Russia, Japan and in
Scandinavia.

The
unbeaten 25 year old defended his Commonwealth title for the second
time in Sheffield on March 17 with a second round knockout of
Ghanaian Prosper Ankrah, following his explosive win over Kris Hughes
at York Hall, Bethnal Green in January with a knockout of the year
contending right hand in the seventh.

It’s
a stacked undercard of young talent with Islington’s Erick ‘The
Eagle’ Ochieng defending his English light middleweight title
against Nottingham’s AA Lowe, who landed the shot at Ochieng after
beating fellow Nottinghamshire fighter Terry Maughan with a fourth
round stoppage to claim the British Masters title.

International
flavour is added by Bute’s fellow Canadian Pier Olivier Cote and
the IBF Inter-Continental light welterweight champion will face
Wolverhampton’s Mark Lloyd as Cote fights for the first time in the
UK.

Islington’s
exciting middleweight star John Ryder is looking to move to 11-0 and
faces a tough night against Yorkshire’s Luke Robinson, and fellow
Matchroom Sport fighter Ryan Aston also fights on the bill.

Team
GB star Scotty Cardle will make his third pro outing and local
fighters Leigh Wood and Adnan Amar will also taste the action on a
huge night of top class action in their city.

It’s
a great line-up and another chance for Carl Frampton to get massive
exposure,” said promoter Eddie Hearn. “The unbeaten super
bantamweight star heads an exciting undercard group alongside Erick
Ochieng, Pier Olivier Cote, John Ryder, Ryan Aston and Scotty Cardle,
who will provide plenty of entertainment to a global TV audience
before the mouth-watering main event.”

Tickets
for Froch’s IBF World super middleweight title challenge to Bute
are on sale now priced £80 and £150 from the Capital FM Arena
Nottingham website www.capitalfmarena.com
and on 08444 124624 – £40, £60, £100 and £200 tickets have
sold-out, as have the VIP packages priced at £300.
Photo
courtesy of Lawrence Lustig.