Josh Warrington v Carl Frampton: What time are the ring walks, how can I watch on TV and online, who is on the undercard?

EARLY BOXING DAY

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.

Frampton is looking to become a world champion once again

Frampton is looking to become a world champion once again

‘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).

Frank Warren poses with the two fighters after the announcement back in August

Frank Warren poses with the two fighters after the announcement back in August

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)

Warringotn will make his first defence of his IBF world title

Warringotn will make his first defence of his IBF world title

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.

Frampton defeated Scott Quigg to become WBA super-bantamweight world champion in 2016

Frampton defeated Scott Quigg to become WBA super-bantamweight world champion in 2016

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

Billy Joe Saunders will make his return to boxing on Saturday night

Billy Joe Saunders will make his return to boxing on Saturday night

Tale of the tape

Josh Warrington

Age: 28

Nationality: English

Stance: Orthodox

Height: 5ft 7in

Reach: 67in

Fights: 27

Wins: 27

Wins by KO: 6

Losses: 0

Draws: 0

Carl Frampton

Age: 31

Nationality: Northern Irish

Stance: Orthodox

Height: 5ft 5in

Reach: 62in

Fights: 27

Wins: 26

Wins by KO: 15

Losses: 1

Draws: 0

Josh Warrington upset the odds to become world champion against Lee Selby in May

Josh Warrington upset the odds to become world champion against Lee Selby in May

Warrington vs Frampton Odds

Winner:

  • Warrington –  15/8
  • Frampton – 1/2
  • Draw – 16/1

(Odds courtesy of Betfair)

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