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AT BELFAST’S Windsor Park on Saturday, hometown hero Carl Frampton scored a ninth round TKO over Australia's Luke Jackson.
The undefeated Jackson wasn’t expected to be too much of a challenge for the former super bantamweight and featherweight champion, who successfully outskilled the travelling fighter.
Frampton’s continually impressive movement and footwork made Jackson struggle for any success. Impressive punch variety saw a savage body shot drop Jackson in the eighth. A round later, with his right eye nearly completely closed and his hands lowering, Jackson’s corner correctly pulled their man out.
IBF champion Josh Warrington was ringside, with speculation growing around a monster clash between Frampton and the undefeated Leeds warrior.
Also on the card, former lineal heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury beat the extremely overmatched Francesco Pianeta, winning all 10 rounds in a points decision. Boos rang out as Fury attempted to coast through the bout with seemingly no desire to impress or force a stoppage.
After the bout, WBC champion Deontay Wilder joined Fury in the ring to officially announce the signing of their fight and share some strong words, with Fury vowing to knock out the big-punching United States boxer.
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