Belfast boxer Carl Frampton will challenge Josh Warrington for his IBF featherweight title in Manchester on Saturday December 22nd 2018.
Tickets for the bout go on sale tomorrow at 12 noon on Ticketmaster but it can also be viewed on BT Sports pay per view channel. Frampton secured the challenge after beating Aussie Luke Jackson in Windsor Park in August. Frampton is relishing the opportunity to win another World title after he lost his WBA featherweight title to Leo Santa Cruz in 2017.
Frampton’s opponent, 27-year-old Leeds born Warrington will be defending his IBF title for the first time since he won it in May this year when he beat Lee Selby in Yorkshire. Warrington has had twenty-seven professional fights and has kept a clean sheet throughout. Frampton has had the same number of fights with just one defeat when he lost to Leo Santa Cruz last year, just months after beating him in New York which still irks the Belfast man. Frampton completely overhauled his training regime, hired new boxing coach Jamie Moore and parted ways with Barry McGuigan’s Cyclone Promotions. The new regime certainly seems to be working with another three wins under his belt and if Frampton can take the title from Warrington, he could very well secure a third bout with the Mexican next Summer. Frampton would love to fight the Mexican on home soil but has admitted it will probably take place in the US.