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UTV Ireland will show Carl Frampton's next world title defence

The Belfast boxer takes on Alejandro Gonzalez Jr in mid July.

Carl Frampton will defend his world title next month.
Carl Frampton will defend his world title next month.
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CYCLONE PROMOTIONS TODAY confirmed that Carl Frampton’s next world title defence will be broadcast live on UTV Ireland on Saturday, 18 July.

The Belfast boxer will defend his IBF World Super Bantamweight Title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr in El Paso, Texas at the Don Haskins Centre.

Frampton’s first title defence against the USA’s Chris Avalos in February was also broadcast on terrestrial television to an audience of over two million viewers in the UK and Ireland on both ITV and UTV Ireland.

And, it seems, UPC subscribers will get a chance to see Frampton defend his title for a second time as UTV Ireland will have live coverage of the main event from 9.45pm.

Live coverage of the undercard to Frampton vs Gonzalez Jr, however, will only be available on ITV4 at 9pm.

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