Warrington vs Frampton

Josh Warrington makes the first defence of his IBF featherweight title against Carl Frampton in Manchester.

In beating Lee Selby last May, Warrington made history at his beloved Elland Road by becoming the first man from Leeds to win a world title.

Frampton is out to secure that reign is a short-lived one.

Since losing his WBA title in his compelling 2017 rematch with Leo Santa Cruz, Frampton has fought three times fighting under the Frank Warren flagship, all back home in Belfast, all resulting in victories.

Cruz is confident a trilogy fight with the Northern Irishman awaits in 2019 but Warrington can wreck those plans. The 28-year-old entered as the underdog against Selby earlier this year and has warned Frampton another upset is on the way.

Here’s what you need to know ahead of Warrington vs Frampton…

Date, UK start time and venue
Warrington vs Frampton takes place at the Manchester Arena on Saturday December 22. Ringwalks for the main event are expected around 10pm GMT, depending on how long undercard bouts last.

The undercard show will begin at 6pm.

TV channel and live stream
The fight will be available live on BT Sport Box Office for the price of £19:95 for UK customers.

It is also available on BT TV, Sky and Virgin platforms.

Betting odds | Provided by Betfair | Subject to change (UK and Ireland only)
Fight odds

Frampton to win: 1/2
Warrington to win: 15/8
Draw: 16/1
Method of victory

Frampton by decision/technical decision: 6/5​
Frampton by KO/TKO: 10/3
Warrington by decision/technical decision: 12/5
Warrington by KO/TKO: 10/1
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Billy Joe Saunders returns to the ring on the same night in what will be his first bout since he was denied a licence to defend his WBO middleweight title in August.

Having since been stripped of his title, the 29-year-old is set to take on Zoltan Sera.

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