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ESPN+ to stream Josh Warrington-Carl Frampton in U.S.

The fight takes place December 22nd in Manchester

Josh Warrington and Carl Frampton Media Tour Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images
Patrick Stumberg is a freelance writer for SB Nation, first joining the network in 2011 before linking up with Bad Left Hook in 2015.

ESPN+ has secured yet another quality fight from overseas, landing the rights to broadcast Carl Frampton vs. Josh Warrington stateside on December 22nd. The fight takes place at Manchester Arena.

Warrington (27-0, 6 KO) spoiled a long-brewing matchup between Frampton (26-1, 15 KO) and Lee Selby by scraping out a split decision over the “Lightning” in May to earn the IBF featherweight title. Despite there being just four years between the two, the matchup has the feel of a crossroads fight; Warrington looked terrific against Selby, while there’s a sense that Frampton gave all he had in his two wars with Leo Santa Cruz.

As usual, the service costs $4.99/month, and has already offered a number of good scraps we’d have otherwise missed without turning to the unspeakable, god-forsaken evil that is illegal streaming. Which I obviously know nothing about, having avoided the stuff like any good, upstanding citizen. Thanks, ESPN+, for giving people a wholesome outlet.

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