The main card is underway and the stage is set for Jamel Herring to mix it up with Carl Frampton tonight in Dubai as two of the fighters at 130lbs battle it out for the WBO super-featherweight title. Incumbent Herring has already made two successful defences of the belt but can 34-year-old Belfast-native Frampton stop a third? UK fans can watch the blockbuster bout free at 10pm BST on Channel 5 and IFL TV. Follow our guide to get a top-class Herring vs Frampton live stream for free today wherever you are in the world.
Caesars Bluewaters Dubai will be rocking tonight when a socially-distanced audience – and millions watching from home – get the chance to see if Belfast-native Carl "The Jackal" Frampton (28-2-16) can become Ireland's first-ever three-weight world champion.
"I feel I am the best all round fighter, I have more quality," Frampton told reporters this week."But I have to show people that I’m a better fighter on the night, and I genuinely feel I’m going to do a number on him. It won’t even be close."
Fighting talk, to be sure, but it won't be an easy victory. His opponent, 35-year-old former US Marine Jamel "Semper Fi" Herring (22-2-10) knows his legacy will be at stake it he fails to defend the title he won from Masayuki Ito back in May 2019.
"If I beat Carl then there are mega fights out there for me at super-featherweight and, who knows, I may move up to lightweight," said Herring. "A unification fight at super-featherweight would be very big and another world title at lightweight would be great... beating him would take me to new heights."
The long-awaited fight was originally set to take place in London in February but was switched to Dubai due to covid restrictions and injuries. With the fighters finally on a collision, here's how to get a Herring vs Frampton free live stream from anywhere in the world.
Herring vs Frampton live stream for free
Good news – boxing fans in the UK can watch a Herring vs Frampton free live stream. The action will be broadcast on Channel 5 (opens in new tab) and streamed live on the IFL TV (opens in new tab) YouTube channel.
Of course, these free live streams are only available within the UK. Going to be outside the UK this Saturday? You'll need to use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access the above streams without being blocked. We recommend you ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) because it's easy to use and comes with a risk-free 30-day free trial.
“Absolutely delighted that my fight will be shown to the masses on free to air TV,” Frampton tweeted (opens in new tab) on Wednesday. “It is where the sport of boxing should be shown, accessible to everyone in the country."
Herring vs Frampton starts at 10pm UK time on Saturday, 3rd April 2021.
Watch a Herring vs Frampton live stream from abroad using a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant Herring vs Frampton rights holders, you won't be able to access them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.
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Herring vs Frampton live stream in the USA
ESPN+ has the rights to broadcast a Herring vs Frampton live stream in the United States.
ESPN's streaming service provides coverage of a ton of live sports including boxing, golf, UFC, MLB and international soccer. A subscription costs from $5.99 a month or $59.99 a year.
Not bad, but Herring vs Frampton live streams are completely free in the UK on YouTube (opens in new tab) and My5 (opens in new tab)! (Remember: UK fans who find themselves in the US this Saturday can use a VPN (opens in new tab) to watch local live streams as if they were back home in good old Blighty).
The big fight starts at 5pm Eastern Time / 2pm Pacific Time on Saturday, 3rd April 2021.
Herring vs Frampton full card
- Jamel Herring vs. Carl Frampton for Herring’s WBO Junior Lightweight title
- Zhankosh Turarov vs Tyrone McKenna (WBO Inter-Continental super-lightweight title)
- Donnie Nietes vs Pablo Carrillo (vacant WBO International super-flyweight title)
- Tursynbay Kulakhmet vs Heber Rondon (WBC International super-welterweight title)
- Faizan Anwar vs Evgenii Vazem (welterweight)
- Keyshawn Davis vs Richman Ashelley (lightweight)
- Fahad Al Bloushi vs Suraj (super-feather)
Herring vs Frampton: tale of the tape
Name: Jamel "Semper Fi" Herring – Carl "The Jackal" Frampton
Nationality: American – Irish
Age: 35 – 34
Height: 5ft 10 – 5ft 5
Reach: 70in – 62in
Total fights: 24 – 30
Record: 22-2 with 10 knockouts – 28-2 with 16 knockouts
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