Carl Frampton will headline a card from Odyssey Arena in Belfast this afternoon, as he'll face France's Jeremy Parodi in an IBF super bantamweight title eliminator. BoxNation will televise the fights in the UK from 2:00 pm EDT.
Frampton (16-0, 11 KO) is essentially looking to land a rematch with Kiko Martinez, a fighter Frampton stopped in February. Boxing being the way it is, though, Martinez was rewarded for that loss and for knowing Sergio Martinez, scoring a shot at Jhonatan Romero and the IBF title in August, after he dominated Argentinean club fighter Damian David Marchiano in April. Martinez beat up and stopped Romero in six rounds on HBO.
Parodi (35-1-1, 9 KO) is 26 years old and has plenty of fights, but has beaten no one on Frampton's level. He's expected to be rather vastly inferior in today's fight, to put it nicely.
Here's the BoxNation TV run order:
2:10 (Bantamweights, 4): Ryan Burnett (2-0, 2 KO) vs Reynaldo Cajina (13-17-3, 10 KO)
2:35 (Featherweights, 10): Marco McCullough (7-1, 4 KO) vs Willie Casey (14-2, 9 KO)
3:25 (Super Flyweights, 10): Jamie Conlan (9-0, 5 KO) vs Walter Rojas (20-3-1, 19 KO)
4:15 (Middleweights, 10): Eamonn O'Kane (10-1, 3 KO) vs Kerry Hope (19-5, 1 KO)
5:20 (Super Bantamweights, 12): Carl Frampton (16-0, 11 KO) vs Jeremy Parodi (35-1-1, 9 KO)