Carl Frampton steps up against Steve Molitor today in Belfast. (Photo by Lawrence Lustig/Matchroom Boxing)
Today at 4 pm EDT on Sky Sports in the UK and streaming live at ESPN3 in the US, Carl Frampton will take a big step up in competition against Canada's Steve Molitor, in the headline bout of Matchroom Boxing's show in Belfast.
Both broadcasts will be three-fight affairs, with Frampton (14-0, 9 KO) looking to establish himself as possibly the best super bantamweight in the United Kingdom. A win over Molitor (34-2, 12 KO) could arguably propel him above both Scott Quigg and Rendall Munroe, currently considered 1-2 in what is a very talented domestic scene in the division, and also would give Frampton argument as a top ten fighter worldwide, in one of boxing's current best and most exciting weight classes.
But Molitor won't be easy -- this is a new level for Frampton, and he should be prepared for that.
On the undercard, Paul McCloskey will look to keep his career going against Manuel Perez, and Lee Selby will defend the British and Commonwealth featherweight titles against Martin Lindsay.
Bad Left Hook will be keeping tabs on the undercard, but our focus today is the Burns vs Mitchell main event on BoxNation, so when that fight is on live, our attention will be there. For those choosing to watch this show, this will be your hub for live discussion. It's a nice afternoon of UK boxing overall, and makes up somewhat for the lack of a major show on US TV tonight.