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CONFIRMED - Frampton to face Jackson at Windsor Park, Barnes to fight for world title

The card at Windsor Park is beginning to fill up.

By Aaron Cooper   - @intuboxingfm

Belfast's own Carl Frampton will finally achieve a dream of fighting in front of a partisan Northern Irish card at Windsor Park on August 18th.

It has been confirmed, as IntuBoxing had reported to you a few weeks ago that Carl Frampton will indeed fight Luke 'Action' Jackson at Northern Ireland's national stadium. The bout, which will include Tyson Fury's second bout since returning on June 9th will be shown live on BT Sport. 

After winning world title's at two weights (super-bantamweight & featherweight) Frampton is eager to show the world that he is still one of the best operators at 126 pounds. Frampton lost his WBA featherweight crown to Leo Santa Cruz in January of last year, in a rematch of their bout in July 2016. 

Since then Frampton has shown glimpses of the fighter he once was, blowing cold in his fight against Horacio Garcia, before looking like his old self once again in a unanimous points decision win over Nonito Donaire. This will be his third camp under new trainer, Jamie McDonnell and with a fight against fellow stablemate, IBF world featherweight champion, Josh Warrington on the cards. Frampton will be eager to impress.

His opponent, Jackson, has fought exclusively out of his native Australia for his entire career. A quick scan of his resume suggests that he has fought no-one of note. However, he is the World Boxing Organisation's fifth-ranked contender, of which Frampton is interim champion while full champion, Oscar Valdez recovers from injury. 

Elsewhere on the card, Frampton's longtime friend, Paddy Barnes will fight for a world title in just his sixth professional fight as he challenges Nicaragua’s Cristofer Rosales for the WBC flyweight title.

Rosales made huge waves in the 112-pound division earlier this year when he stopped Daigo Higa in the ninth round.