Fight Sports takes on rights to Frampton’s homecoming bout

Fight Sports, the linear sports channel and digital service, has secured exclusive rights in over 30 countries to the upcoming boxing title fight between Carl Frampton and Luke Jackson.

Two-division world champion Frampton will take on Australian Jackson for the WBO featherweight championship in his home city of Belfast, Northern Ireland on August 18.

The fight is expected to draw 30,000 fans to Windsor Park, home of the Northern Irish football team, with the undercard featuring the second comeback fight of former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.

Fury was victorious in his return to the sport in June, and a win in this month’s bout against former title contender Francesco Pianeta will mean a likely showdown with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder later this year.

Fight Sports will broadcast Frampton-Jackson in countries including Germany, France, Italy, Argentina, Singapore, Belgium and New Zealand.