Opponent Named For Frampton In Belfast

Carl Frampton has the opponent he’s been dreaming of on August 18th, as he’ll take on Luke Jackson at Belfast’s Windsor Park.

The current WBO interim featherweight champion will square off against the undefeated Aussie, and hopes with a win he’d be set up to face the undisputed WBO titlist Oscar Valdez.

“Jackson is an undefeated fighter and former Olympian with a very decent pedigree,” Frampton told Sky Sports on Monday.

“Jackson has had plenty of notice to get himself into the best shape of his life and he’s entitled to put on a great performance. It’s up to me to better his performance and that’s what I’m going to do – Windsor Park deserves it. I want to do a proper job.

I’m professional enough to avoid getting carried away with the atmosphere. I’ve learned a lot. I’ve dealt with big atmospheres and high expectations before. I’ll rise to the occasion of stepping out in the stadium and realizing a dream.”

Original Report: Sky Sports

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