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TNT Sports have announced Laura Woods and Carl Frampton as part of their lead presentation team after taking over from BT Sport.
Woods will host the events while Frampton will slot in as a lead analyst.
The move comes as the broadcaster announces a new star-studded lineup for their live sports coverage which also sees an introduction of new faces across football, rugby and MotoGP.
TNT wrote: “From next season, Laura Woods – a two-time winner of SJA British Sports Journalism Awards Sports Presenter of the Year, will host TNT Sports’ exclusive coverage of the UEFA Champions League, as well as major live boxing fight nights.
“Carl Frampton will be a lead boxing analyst on TNT Sports alongside new host Laura Woods.”Embed from Getty Images
Above: Former two-weight world champion Frampton will feature alongside Woods as part of TNT’s boxing coverage.
The latter has previously presented DAZN‘s boxing coverage, while Frampton already worked under TNT’s predecessor BT Sport.
Both reacted to the new announcement on Twitter, with Woods writing: “The New Chapter…Oh, hi TNT Sports. And helloooooo Champions League…A very, very proud day for me x”.
Frampton also took to social media: “Very very excited about this! We kick off next week with an absolute humdinger”, and “Buzzing to get going Laura.”
The channel presents a packed boxing schedule between now and September – with British and European super-bantamweight champion Liam Davies looking to defend his titles against Jason Cunningham in Telford in under two weeks time.
An anticipated undisputed welterweight showdown between Errol Spence Jnr and Terence Crawford will also be shown live on TNT Sports Box Office just hours later, before Dennis McCann clashes with Ionut Baluta at York Hall on August 18th.
British heavyweight Daniel Dubois takes on unified champion Oleksandr Usyk in Poland on August 26th, also on TNT Box Office, and heavyweights Joe Joyce and Zhilei Zhang run it back on September 23rd following the latter’s initial victory in April.