BOXING: Carl Frampton fight on July 29 in Belfast to be shown live on Channel 5

Carl Frampton
Carl Frampton

Terrestrial television Channel 5 have secured the rights to show the WBC World featherweight title eliminator between Carl Frampton and Andres Gutierrez on Saturday July 29.

Belfast’s 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 at the SSE Arena.

Frampton said: “It’s great news that this fight will be watched by so many people.

“The atmosphere will be red hot inside the SSE Arena come fight night, which will make for good viewing for those at home watching the action free of charge on Channel 5, it’s going to be a great night of boxing.

“Our styles should make for a really good fight and hopefully we put on a worthy show for everyone watching.”

And Barry McGuigan added: “I’m so glad that we can bring another top-quality night of action back to terrestrial television and Channel 5 so soon after Josh Taylor vs Ohara Davies on July 8.

“This Belfast card is flooded with talented fighters, and the main event should produce fireworks.

“Carl has been looking forward to this homecoming for some time, and knowing that there will be millions cheering him on at home gives him even more motivation to get the job done on.”