MTK Global have confirmed that Saturday’s WBO junior lightweight title fight between Jamel Herring and Carl Frampton has found an official TV home in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Channel 5 will broadcast Herring’s title defense against the Belfast native, while those in the United States can watch the fight streaming live from Dubai on ESPN+.
Herring (22-2, 10 KO) and Frampton (28-2, 16 KO) have been on a collision course for over a year, but one obstacle after another has gotten in the way, including COVID and travel restrictions last year, and injuries to Frampton.
How to Watch Herring vs Frampton
Date: Saturday, April 3 | Start Time: 2:00 pm ET
Location: Caesars Bluewaters - Dubai, UAE
TV: Channel 5 (UK and Ireland) | Streaming: ESPN+ (US)
Online Coverage: BadLeftHook.com
The 34-year-old Frampton will look to win a world title in a third weight class, having already picked up belts at 122 and 126. Herring, 35, is making the third defense of the title he won from Masayuki Ito in May 2019.
The card will also feature the return of Donnie Nietes (42-1-5, 23 KO), who hasn’t fought since New Year’s Eve 2018 and is now 38 years old, as he looks to get back into the mix in the active and exciting 115-pound division. We’ll also see Zhankosh Turarov (24-0, 17 KO) of Kazakhstan take on Tyrone McKenna (21-2-1, 6 KO) in a 10-round junior welterweight bout.