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Santa delivered Christmas presents to boxing fans early this year.

Not only are there a sleigh-full of good fights on TV this weekend in the U.S., but watching them won’t require a lot of flipping back and forth between channels. Some of the best fighters in the world are in meaningful bouts, and there’s plenty of different sizes, styles and nationalities to ensure even the most fickle boxing fan can find something about which to get excited.

Here’s how and where to watch the biggest and best fights, including Warrington-Frampton, Whyte-Chisora 2 and the Charlo brothers on Fox.

Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018

What: Josh Warrington (27-0, 6 KOs) vs. Carl Frampton (26-1, 15 KOs)

Warrington vs Frampton is a most anticipated bout, which takes place in England, and will screen in America on ESPN.

Where: Manchester Arena in Manchester, England

Channel: ESPN+

Time:  1 pm ET

Synopsis:  IBF featherweight titleholder Warrington, 28, is coming off the best win of his career, a majority decision victory over Lee Selby in May. Warrington is a solid pressure fighter but he has limited power. Former two-division titleholder Frampton, 31, will easily be Warrington’s toughest test to date. Bookmakers like Frampton because he’s already had success at the world level but also because he seems to possess a better overall better skill set. Warrington-Frampton probably is the best and most important fight of the weekend. Other notable action on the card for U.S. audiences includes former two-time Irish Olympian Michael Conlan against veteran southpaw Jason Cunningham.


What: Dillian Whyte (24-1, 17 KOs) vs. Dereck Chisora (29-8, 21 KOs)

Dillian Whyte versus Dereck Chisora is a rematch of a solid heavyweight rumble and the winner could get a grand opportunity, in the form of a fight with Anthony Joshua.

Where: O2 Arena in London, England

Channel: Showtime

Time:  5 pm ET

Synopsis:  Heavyweight contenders Whyte and Chisora fought one of the better heavyweight battles in recent memory back in 2016. Whyte escaped that one with a split decision victory. Since then, Whyte, 30, has elevated himself into one of the top heavyweights in the sport, while Chisora, 34, has remained probably the best gatekeeper in the division. Whyte is favored to win the rematch, but Chisora is coming off a shocking knockout win over Carlos Takam. Both heavyweights are rough rumblers, so the fight should be a satisfying end to what’s been an excellent year of topnotch heavyweight action in 2018. Moreover, the winner of the fight seems to have the inside track on facing unified champion Anthony Joshua next year (if Joshua can’t secure a date against WBC champion Deontay Wilder).


What: Jermall Charlo (27-0, 21 KOs) vs. Matt Korobov (28-1, 14 KOs)

Charlo meets Korobov in a middleweight fight which tops the first PBC on Fox card, on Dec. 22, 2018.

Where: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York

Channel: Fox

Time: 8 PM ET

Synopsis: Both Charlos (twin brothers, 28) are in action and headlining the PBC card on Fox. Jermall, aka the middleweight Charlo, faces Korobov, a late replacement for Willie Monroe who tested positive for a banned substance. Charlo-Korobov is probably a better matchup than Charlo-Monroe anyway though neither opponent is the kind of fighter people really want to see Charlo against these days. Jermell, aka the junior middleweight Charlo, defends his WBC 154-pound title against Tony Harrison. Harrison is a decently talented fighter who should at least give Charlo a solid test before the impending unification bout (hopefully) with Jarret Hurd in 2019. Also appearing on the card is heavyweight contender Dominic Breazeale against Carlos Negron.

Kelsey McCarson covers boxing for NY Fights, The Sweet Science, and He also hosts a YouTube show about boxing with his wife, Rachel McCarson, called "Real Talk with Kelsey and Rachel".