Terrestrial TV to the rescue – Carl Frampton and Jamel Herring to box on the box
Carl Frampton’s attempt to make Irish boxing history will be broadcast on television.
‘The Jackal’s’ shot at WBO super featherweight world champion Jamel Herring looked set, until the weekend, to be streamed on YouTube.
However, it seems Channel 5 have ridden to the rescue and the Belfast fighter’s attempt to become the first Irishman to become a three-weight world champion will be given a TV platform.
According to The Athletic’s Mike Coppinger, who has strong links to Frampton’s management at MTK, the fight will be aired on the British TV channel.
Promoters D4G stated earlier this week YouTube channel IFL TV would broadcast in the UK and Ireland.
While that has benefits in terms of potential access, particularly in Ireland, a lot argued it wasn’t the kind of platform deserving of such a fight and potentially historic occasion.
BT Sport were set to broadcast the world title fight when it was first schedueled for July of last year and February 28 of this year.
It’s understood an announcement is due tomorrow with rumour suggesting some finer issues had to be ironed out with Frank Warren who had the British TV rights.
The bout will also be aired on ESPN + across America.
The card looks will glove off at 6pm Irish time with the main event scheduled for 8pm Irish time. Tyrone McKenna also appears on the card in a co-feature against undefeated Kazakh Zhankosh Turarov.