Frampton to face Jackson
It has become official Carl Frampton will be returning to the ring on August 18th at Windsor Park in Belfast. Frampton, the WBO “interim” Featherweight Champion, will have his stadium fight in front of his home crown.
He will be facing Luke Jackson who’s ranked number five by the WBO and undefeated. Jackson was last in the ring in April defeating Surachet Tongmala by second round knockout. Frampton also last fought in April defeating Nonito Donaire by unanimous decision.
With the announcement will come some disappointment, as fans want to see a showdown with IBF featherweight titlist Josh Warrington.
Also announced for the same card will be WBC flyweight titlist Cristofer Rosales putting his title on the line against Paddy Barnes. Rosales, who scored an upset victory in Japan when he defeated Daigo Higa to capture his title, will look to continue his winning ways.
Barnes was last in the ring in November of last year defeating Eliecer Quezada by sixth round knockout. Barnes, who only has five profesional fights, is looking to win a major title in just his sixth fight.
Also expected to be announced for the card will be former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. An official announcement has yet to be made but the date has been confirmed. No word on who Fury will face but I wouldn’t expect anything major, as he still trying to shed some ring rust.
By: Wilson Urena