Massive Boxing Fight Between Jamel Herring and Carl Frampton to Be Streamed on a YouTube Channel for Free

Published 03/26/2021, 11:00 AM EDT


Boxing is one of the most lucrative sports in the world, and the pay-per-view model is one of the primary reasons for this. Very rarely is a fight broadcast for free. However, fans will now get to watch the title bout between Jamel Herring and Carl Frampton without shelling out a single penny.

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Jamel Herring will defend his WBO super-featherweight belt against Carl Frampton on April 3 in Dubai. The two have had several rescheduled dates and will finally face off in an exciting match-up. However, the main talking point will be the broadcast of the fight.

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Michael Benson from Talksport confirmed that the famous YouTube channel iFL TV would broadcast the entire event for free. He added the bout was supposed to be aired on BT Sport, but will now be free for fans to watch on YouTube.

This comes as a result of iFL TV’s broadcasting deal with MTK Global, who manages Frampton, and thus, the UK boxing fans will get free viewing of the fight. It will be the second boxing event broadcasted on the channel.

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Where can fans in the US watch the Jamel Herring and Carl Frampton fight?

Broadcasting a title fight for free is a big move for the sport. It will be the first time that a YouTube channel will stream a male boxing title bout. However, the report from Benson only mentioned fans in the UK. So what about the fans in the US?

Fortunately for US boxing fans, the good news extends to them as well. Herring confirmed that they would broadcast the fight on ESPN+. He retweeted Benson’s tweet and revealed that American fans would not have to buy a PPV to watch the bout.

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This move will help the fight immensely. Given the number of delays, the hype surrounding the bout has died down. However, it is still a title fight between a champion and a former champion, and the free-to-air model could help rekindle interest. 

What do you think about this decision? Do you think the Jamel Herring and Carl Frampton fight will be a success thanks to this news?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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