Two-weight world champion Carl Frampton (26-2, 15 KOs) will be back in action against Emmanuel Dominguez (26-8-2, 18 KOs) in he USS for the first time in two years.
Belfast’s Frampton, who was denied the IBF featherweight crown by Josh Warrington in his last fight back in December, is eager to secure a shot at WBO champion Oscar Valdez by making an example of 25-year-old former Mexican super-bantamweight champion Dominguez.
BBN have provided all the details viewers need to tune in and watch on the 222nd day of the year:
The bout takes place on August 15, the same day in history 70 years ago when Ezzard Charles TKO'd Gus Lesnevich in eight rounds for the world heavyweight boxing title
It takes place at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia
10 three-minute rounds at the featherweight limit
No belts on the line
UK fight fans can expect ‘The Jackal’ and Mexico’s 'Veneno' to make their ringwalks any time after 4am (GMT) on Sunday morning
Coverage will be live on BT Sport in association with Queensberry Promotions and on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank.
You can watch online via BT Sport website and the ESPN+ website. You can also keep up date with the action by following the BT Sport Boxing account on Twitter, as well as the official Frank Warren Twitter account.
There's another cracking 10-round featherweight contest between former world champion Jason 'El Canito' Sosa (22-3-4), 31 from New Jersey, and Haskell 'Hackman' Lydell Rhodes (27-3-1), 31 from Oklahoma.
Sosa won the WBA world super-featherweight title in 2016 and defended it successfully against our very own Stephen Smith in Monte Carlo before conceding it to pound-for-pound superstar Vasiliy Lomachenko in 2017.
Everything you ever need to know about Carl Frampton vs Emmanuel Dominguez HERE
Press Conference Quotes
Frampton said: “Dominguez is a tall, young, hungry featherweight, so I’ll need to be on my game.
“The premise of an Oscar Valdez fight is dangling in front of me, so I want to go out and show the world that I’ve still got what it takes to be a world champion.
“Winning is always the most important thing, but I want to do it in style. It’s great to be boxing Stateside again. And Philly, in particular, has so much boxing history.
“I’d like to thank MTK Global and Top Rank for giving me the opportunity. I won’t disappoint.”
Belast boxing hero Frampton is aiming to reach WBO world featherweight champion Oscar Valdez with a convincing win over Emmanuel Dominguez.
Frampton unified the WBA Super and IBF world super-bantamweight titles in 2016 before stepping up to 126lb and immediately dethroning Leo Santa Cruz as WBA Super world champion. 'The Jackal' wants to get back to being a world champion once again.
Frampton signed with MTK Global and Bob Arum's Top Rank with a view to get back to winning ways after December's defeat to Josh Warrington in order to get a shot at WBO king Oscar Valdez.
British fight fans may remember Frampton's 25-year-old Mexican opponent from his fight with Jordan Gill in March this year for vacant World Boxing Association International Featherweight Title, ending in TKO3 for Gill. Dominguez is a former Mexican champioat super-bantamweight and also once held the interim World Boxing Council FECOMBOX super-bantamweight title.
Despite not being on the same level as Frampton, his last five victories have all ended early so he will always pose a threat for as long as he's in there.
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