Terrestrial television giants Channel 5 have secured the rights to show the WBC World featherweight title eliminator between 2016 Ring Magazine ‘Fighter of the Year’ Carl Frampton and Mexico’s dangerous Andres Gutierrez on Saturday July 29.
July is set to be a big month of boxing on the platform, with Carl Frampton vs Andres Gutierrez being shown live on Channel 5 just three weeks after the channel airs the highly-anticipated domestic dust-up between Josh Taylor and Ohara Davies – which takes place tomorrow evening (July 8) at Glasgow’s Braehead Arena.
Belfast’s Carl ‘The Jackal’ Frampton claimed more than 75% of Northern Ireland’s audience share the last time he fought on free-to-air television in 2015, and more than two million viewers are expected to tune in for his homecoming fight on July 29.
The highly-anticipated featherweight tear-up headlines a huge SSE Arena Belfast bill packed with exciting talent – including Cyclone’s Conrad Cummings – who defends his WBO European Middleweight title against Poland’s Robert Swierzbinski. Cyclone’s top female prospect Chantelle Cameron will also feature on the bill in her third pro fight, as well as a host of local prospects including Lewis Crocker, Padraig McCrory and Steven Ward