The TITANIC SHOWDOWN on Saturday 6th September featuring Carl Frampton’s IBF World Super Bantamweight title challenge of Spanish Champion Kiko Martinez will be broadcast in over 90 countries across the globe.
The event will provide another unique opportunity to showcase Belfast’s iconic Titanic Quarter to millions of viewers. However, the staging of what is one of the most anticipated contests of 2014 would not have been possible without the collective support of the business sector and public sector bodies. Cyclone Promotions’ CEO Barry McGuigan explains:
“When we started to consider possible venues in Northern Ireland where we could stage an IBF World Super Bantamweight title challenge that would have a distinctive, unique feel, all sorts of venues and locations were considered.
“However, it quickly became clear that if we wanted to deliver a showcase fight that reflected the nature of talent that is Carl Frampton, a partnership approach would be required, with input from a range of groups, public sector bodies and businesses. It has taken a willingness by all of those involved to think outside of the ring or should I say the arena; to be creative and to show a ‘can do’ attitude.”
Barry adds: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Northern Ireland Executive, Belfast City Council, Tourism Ireland and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board for the assistance they have provided. We are also delighted to have some of the best brands and top companies from across Northern Ireland as partners.
“Titanic Showdown is supported by the Northern Ireland Executive and Belfast City Council. Sponsors include CWM FX, Titanic Belfast, Titanic Quarter, Rockstar Energy Drink, Budget Energy NI, JD Wetherspoon, Charles Hurst Jaguar, Charles Hurst Land Rover, Hastings Europa Hotel, CS-AM, Parr Group, Danske Bank, DBW Global, McGuigan Gym, Laurent Perrier, Belfast Telegraph, Sunday Life and The Botanic Inn.
“Without the collective input of everyone it would not have been possible to stage this global sporting event here in Belfast. Northern Ireland has a very strong boxing tradition. The TITANIC SHOWDOWN is going to be an unparalleled event, the like of which the boxing world has never seen before. It is only fitting that we provide Carl Frampton with the best possible platform upon which to win the World title.”
A purpose built arena is being created for Saturday 6th September. It will hold 16,000 spectators and corporate guests. TITANIC SHOWDOWN is a Cyclone Promotions’ presentation in association with Gary Shaw Productions, Samson Boxing and Maravilla Box.