The ‘Leeds Warrior’ will defend his IBF Featherweight world title against the former two-weight world champion this Saturday
Josh Warrington will defend his IBF featherweight world title for the first time against Carl Frampton on Saturday night.
The Leeds United-obsessed fighter claimed the belt with a split-decision win against Lee Selby back in May at Elland Road.
‘The Jackal’ is seen as a massive step up in class for the 28-year-old, however, given he is a former two-weight world champion and a former Ring Magazine ‘Fighter of the Year’.
Although no cross words have been traded thus far, it promises to be an enthralling match-up in Manchester. Here is all you need to know.
When is it?
Warrington v Frampton will take place on Saturday, December 22.
The ring walks for the IBF world featherweight title fight are expected to begin around 10pm (UK time).
What is the schedule of fight week?
- 18 December – Warrington and Frampton public workout – 5pm (GMT)
- 19 December – Warrington vs Frampton press conference – 1pm (GMT)
- 21 December – Warrrington vs Frampton weigh-in – 1pm (GMT)
What TV channel is it on, how much is it and can I stream it online?
You can watch Warrington vs Frampton live in the UK on BT Sport Box Office for £19.95.
For Sky TV customers, this is channel 490 and channel 494 for BT TV customers.
Virgin Media customers will be able to access the fight from the On Demand section.
You can watch on Mac or PC or on mobile devices with the BT Sport Box Office app for iOS and Android.
Where is it happening?
The world title fight will take place at Manchester Arena, with a capacity of 21,000.
Who is on the undercard?
- Mark Heffron vs Liam Williams – British Middleweight Title
- Martin Murray vs Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam – Middleweight Contest
- Mick Conlan vs Jason Cunningham – Featherweight Contest
- Nathan Gorman vs Razvan Cojanu – Heavyweight Contest
- Tommy Fury vs Jevgeijs Andrejevs – Light Heavyweight Contest
- Lyndon Arthur vs Emmanuel Feauzeu – Light Heavyweight Contest
- Jack Massey vs Jiri Svacina – Cruiserweight Contest
- Billy Joe Saunders vs Zoltan Sera – Middleweight Contest
- Danny Wright vs TBA – Super Lightweight Contest
- Paddy Barnes vs TBA – Flyweight Contest
- Sam Maxwell vs TBA – Super Lightweight Contest
Tale of the tape
Height: 5ft 7in
Wins by KO: 6
Nationality: Northern Irish
Height: 5ft 5in
Wins by KO: 15
Warrington vs Frampton Odds
- Warrington – 15/8
- Frampton – 1/2
- Draw – 16/1
(Odds courtesy of Betfair)