Warrington vs Frampton : results and round by round coverage,Today at 3:00 pm ET streaming live on ESPN+ in the United States, Josh Warrington and Carl Frampton headline from Manchester, squaring off for Warrington’s IBF featherweight title.
Warrington (27-0, 6 KO) won the belt on May 19 from Lee Selby, and is making his first title defense. The 28-year-old is largely seen as the underdog against former two-division titleholder Frampton (26-1, 15 KO), who has been in bigger fights and faced tougher opposition.
But this is hardly seen as the sort of mismatch many main events are, either, and the 31-year-old Frampton also has a few more years on his clock than Warrington does, which could help even things up.
On the undercard: Mark Heffron (21-0, 17 KO) vs Liam Williams (18-2-1, 13 KO) for the vacant British middleweight title; Martin Murray (37-4-1, 17 KO) vs Hassan N’dam (36-3, 21 KO) in a matchup of veteran middleweights; Nathan Gorman (14-0, 11 KO) vs Razvan Cojanu (16-4, 9 KO) in a heavyweight bout; Billy Joe Saunders (26-0, 12 KO) vs Charles Adamu (32-13, 25 KO) in a catchweight bout; and Michael Conlan (9-0, 6 KO) vs Jason Cunningham (24-5, 6 KO) in the latest test for prospect Conlan.
IBF featherweight world titleholder Josh Warrington of England faces Northern Ireland’s Carl Frampton in a 12-round bout at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, on Saturday. The fight card will air live on ESPN+ in the United States starting at 3 p.m. ET.
Warrington (27-0, 6 KOs) won the title with a split decision victory over Lee Selby in May. He’s making his first defense against Frampton, a former two-division world titleholder.
Frampton (26-1, 15 KOs) won a featherweight belt with a majority decision victory over Leo Santa Cruz in 2016, but six months later he lost the belt by the same result in the rematch against Santa Cruz.
Since then, Frampton has won three fights in a row, including a unanimous decision over Nonito Donaire in April and a TKO win against Luke Jackson in August.