Carl Frampton vs. Jamel Herring: How to Watch for Free, TV Channel, and UK Time
Carl Frampton defends his WBO super-featherweight title against Jamel Herring in Dubai, and here’s how you can watch it for free.
If Carl Frampton fails in his attempt to become a three-weight world champion tonight, his spectacular boxing career could come to an end. The Jackal will fight for the WBO super-featherweight title against Jamel Herring in the United Arab Emirates.
Last year, the bout was intended to take place in Belfast before COVID-19, but a huge snafu threw a kink in the plans.
Injury then prevented the competition from taking place in London in February, before it was brought to Dubai under the D4G Promotions brand.
Herring, a former US Marine sergeant, has a distinct height and reach advantage on Frampton, but the Northern Irishman claims it won’t matter when the bell rings.
The Jackal has won titles in both super-bantamweight and featherweight, and now he’s aiming to become Ireland’s first three-weight world champion.
I’m overjoyed that my fight will be broadcast on free-to-air television. It is here that the sport of boxing should be showcased, and it should be open to all citizens of the country. It’s incredible to think that millions of people will be able to watch me make history. @Channel5Sport, thank you pic.twitter.com/Btei9U0YEy
The good news for supporters who can’t return home is that the battle will be broadcast on free-to-air television.
There was some doubt about the broadcasting rights, and it was suggested that YouTube channel iFL TV might receive the gig.
However, Channel 5 has verified that the bout, which is set to take place at roughly 10 p.m. UK time, will be shown.
You may also watch the fight on the My5 app if you have a valid TV license.
Computers, laptops, game consoles, phones, and tablets are all supported.
Frampton thanked Channel 5 for supporting the event and expressed his joy that “millions” of people will be able to see him attempt to make history.
“I am ecstatic that my fight will be broadcast on free-to-air television,” Frampton remarked. “It is here that the sport of boxing should be showcased, open to all citizens of the country.
“Knowing that millions of people will be able to watch me make history is absolutely incredible. Thank you very much.”
Frampton hasn’t fought since defeating Darren Traynor in August 2020, but he doesn’t feel ring rust is a factor. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”