‘The Jackal’ is delighted ESPN+ will stream his attempt to regain world champion status by airing his IBF World Featherweight title clash with Leeds champion Josh Warrington [27(6)-0].
The former two-weight world champ sees it as perfect chance to keep his name on the lips of American fight fans which can only help in his bid to secure a trilogy rematch with Leo Santa Cruz.
Keeping an American profile is also a plus in terms of a proposed fight with Top Rank’s WBO world champion Óscar Valdez, the bout which looks most likely for the winner of the December 22nd clash.
It’s another U.S. opportunity for Frampton whose last seven bouts have all been shown Stateside, with appearances on CBS Sports, Showtime, and, most recently, on the Showtime social media channels.
The ESPN+ app has over 1,000,000 subscribers paying a monthly $5 fee.
Frampton has promised something special for these American fight fans to witness and a performance that will tee up big American unification fights in the process.
“It is fantastic news that my bid to become a world champion again will be screened live on such a heavily subscribed US platform as ESPN+,” Frampton said.
“It is always a thrill to know that your fights are being showcased to an American audience, and I fully believe they will see something special from me on December 22nd when I become a two-time world champion at featherweight. Then, I will look to unify against one of the top American world titleholders in 2019.”
World champion Warrington is also excited by the news and believes it his chance to introduce himself to a Stateside audience.
“I am truly honoured that ESPN+ will be showing my fight,” Warrington said.
“I announced myself onto the world stage by winning the world title, and now I want to show the American audience who Josh Warrington is by beating Carl Frampton.”
“The long-term aim is to fight in the United States, so this is preparing the audience! The fans are going to witness something special on December 22nd.”