Frank Warren does not believe Eddie Hearn will risk Whyte-Chisora clashing with Frampton fight

Frank Warren has given a passionate response to rumours of Eddie Hearn putting on Dillian Whyte vs Dereck Chisora on the same evening that Carl Frampton and Josh Warrington go head-to-head. 

For a few weeks now it has been confirmed that Frampton v Warrington will take place at the Manchester Arena on December 22 for the IBF world featherweight title.

It’s extremely rare for two promotional companies to put on big fights on the same night in the same country, but with many various other dates in the calendar already dominated by other big fights time is running out for many promoters to put on the events they want to before 2019.

Hence why Warren is understandably concerned at rumours Whyte v Chisora II will also take place on the eve of Christmas, forcing boxing fans to choose between massive match-ups.

“It’s crazy isn’t it? Why would anybody want to do that? How does that benefit anybody?” he told iFL TV. 

“Boxing is about the fans and why would you do that? Are you going to put Manchester United playing Manchester City on the same time as Chelsea playing Liverpool? It’s not going to happen is it.” 

Clearly angered by the rumours his fight could potentially be overshadowed by the Whyte vs Chisora rematch, Warren continued: “It shows no respect to the fans to do that.

“I mean we have the best fight by far. Due respects Dereck has been around the block a few times. Their fight was a good fight last time, a nice good domestic fight, but these are not the top fighters in the world, I’m talking the top fighters in the world in our fight.” 

Warren, who has rarely seen eye-to-eye with promotional rival Hearn, tried to stoke the fire a little more by claiming both of Hearn’s clients should be trying to fight Anthony Joshua, not each other.

He added: “I think they’re mad the two fighters, If I was those two guys coming off wins, I would say why am I not fighting Joshua?” 

“But anyway, if they make it, it’s a shame for the sport but we announced our date quite a few weeks ago. It was out there, it’s on the 22nd. We announced it and tickets went on sale.” 

Speaking on the potential issue of having two pay-per-view shows on the same night, Warren said won’t wont happen. If you’re a customer of either channel how can you make that decision?” 

Before finishing by saying: “We will see.”

We will see indeed. And if Eddie Hearn is serious about putting the Whyte V Chisora fight on the 22nd as well, this certainly wont be the last we hear from Frank Warren on the matter.  

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