At 3pm this Saturday over ESPN+ from the Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK, IBF Featherweight Champion Josh Warrington, 27-0 (6), of Leeds, Yorkshire, UK, defends his title against interim WBO Champion Carl Frampton, 26-1 (15), of Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Warrington won the title in May defeating Lee Selby, 26-1, by split decision. Frampton lost his WBA Super World Featherweight title in 2017 to Leo Santana Cruz in Las Vegas. In April of this year he won the interim WBO title defeating former world champion Nonito Donaire. Then in August he defended his title stopping Luke Jackson, 16-0, in 9 rounds. Frampton and Warrington met in the ring that night confirming this Saturday’s fight.
“The Frampton fight really appeals to me and it will be another big scalp for me. It’s about keeping the momentum going and I just think I can beat Carl. I am just as confident in beating Carl as I was in beating Lee (Selby). These are fights the British fans want to see. When you are a world champion you want to beat the best and Carl is right up there,” said Warrington.
“Me and Warrington have big fan bases that make a lot of noise, so I think first and foremost the atmosphere is going to be fantastic and possibly a bit hostile as well,” said Frampton.
The co-feature will have WBC International Middleweight Champion Mark “Kid Dynamite” Heffron, 21-0 (17), of Lancashire, UK, taking on Liam Williams, 18-2-1 (13), of Clydach Vale, Wales, for the vacant British Title.
Also, on the card will be WBC Silver Middleweight Champion and No. 2 ranked Martin Murray, 37-4-1 (17), of St. Helen’s, Merseyside, UK, taking on former WBA World Middleweight Champion Cameroon’s Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam, 36-3 (21), of Pantin, FR.
At 5:00pm on Showtime Saturday will be heavyweights from the UK at the O2 Arena in Greenwich, London. No. 1 WBC ranked WBC Silver Champion Jamaican Dillian “The Body Snatcher” Whyte, 24-1 (17), of London, UK, taking on WBA International Champion No. 9 ranked Zimbabwe’s Dereck “Del-Boy” Chisora, 29-8 (21), of London, UK.
The co-feature will have Featherweight Ryan Walsh, 22-2-2 (11), of Cromer, Norfolk, UK taking on Reece “Bomber” Bellotti, 13-1 (11), of Watford, Hertfordshire, UK.
At 8pm at the Barclay’s Center, Brooklyn, NY, on USA FOX will be showing the Charlo brothers. WBC World Super Welterweight Champion Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo, 31-0 (15), of Houston, TX, defends his title against Detroit’s No. 5 ranked Tony Harrison, 27-2 (21).
In the co-feature interim WBC World Middleweight Champion Jermall Charlo, 27-0 (21), of Houston, TX, defends against late sub Russia’s southpaw Matvey Korobov, 28-1 (14), of St. Petersburg, FL. He is No. 13 in the IBF’s Super Middleweight rankings.
Heavyweight Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale, 19-1 (17), of Eastvale, CA, at 6:07 will be taking on Puerto Rico Olympian Carlos Negron, 20-1 (16), out of Miami, FL, at 6:06.