Fight fans could be facing a difficult call with two major boxing events taking place on the same night.

Next Saturday, December 22, pubs will have the choice between two pay-per-view events.

BT Sport will be screening the World IBF Featherweight fight between Josh Warrington and Carl Frampton. At the same time Sky Sports will be offering the second meeting between British heavyweights Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora.

The Featherweight contest at Manchester Arena sees undefeated Warrington defend the title he took from Lee Selby in May for the first time.

He faces a formidable opponent in Frampton who is a two-weight world champion and hungry to win another belt. It also has an undercard with plenty of upcoming talent.

 

 

Bruce Cuthbert, director commercial premises, BT Sport said: "This is a very exciting time for domestic boxing with so many talented and gifted fighters coming through the ranks.

"The fights on 22nd December showcase this perfectly, culminating in the highly anticipated match for the IBF World Featherweight Championship. We are delighted to offer these fights on BT Sport Box Office to our pubs and clubs customers."

 

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Meanwhile on Sky, Dereck Chisora will be out to avenge the split-decision defeat he suffered to Whyte two years ago. That fight and build up was full of bad feeling which has continued. Though now Chisora has old foe David Haye in his corner.