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All you need to know about Carl Frampton and Tyson Fury big fight night at Windsor Park: What time will the big bouts start and who's on the undercard?

What time does the fight start, who is on the undercard and what channel is it on?

By Emma Patterson

There are just two days to go before Carl Frampton's long awaited dream of fighting at Windsor Park becomes a reality.

With a 25,000 strong crowd at his back, the Jackal headlines the bill on Saturday night against Luke Jackson.

It's his first fight since April, when he claimed the vacant WBO interim featherweight title against Nonito Donaire at the SSE Arena.

So here's everything you need to know...

Who is Luke Jackson?

Nationality: Australian

Age: 33

Debut: 03/05/2013

Record: 16-0

KO%: 44

What does the fight mean for Carl?

If Carl gets past Luke on Saturday night then a host of possible future opportunities are open to the Belfast man.

Current WBO champion Oscar Valdez has stated that he would be willing to come to Belfast, so a fight between the pair would make sense if negotiable.

Failing that, Frampton could box IBF king Josh Warrington, who took the title from Lee Selby in a recent Elland Road blockbuster.

Former Frampton foe Leo Santa Cruz holds the WBA ‘Super’ belt, while American southpaw Gary Russell Jnr has the WBC. Recognised as the 126-pound consensus one and two, Santa Cruz and Russell are touted for a mouth-watering unification at some point in the near future.

Who is on the undercard?

There's plenty to keep the Windsor crowds entertained before the Jackal takes to the ring, with former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury continuing his comeback against Italian Francesco Pianeta.

Double Olympic medalist Paddy Barnes will be in a world title fight on Saturday, challenging WBC flyweight champion Cristopher Rosale, and Barnes won't be the only local talent looking to steal headlines at the National Stadium.

Amateur stars Sean McComb and Steven Donnelly will make their professional debuts, and Steven Ward will face off against Steve Collins Jnr in a cruiserweight contest.

Local fighters Conrad Cummings, Marco McCullough, and Lewis Crocker will also fight on the bill.

What time will Frampton be on?

The main event is scheduled to take place after 10pm, with Tyson Fury in action from 9pm. Before the Gypsy King takes to the ring, Paddy Barnes stakes his claim on a world title.

Where is it?

The action takes place at Belfast's Windsor Park, home of the Northern Irish football team.

Gates open at 3.30pm, and last entrance to the stadium will be 9pm.

Ticket-holders can find further information on the Irish FA's website right here. Be warned, the bar is due to close at 9.45pm.

Can I still get tickets?

There are still a limited number of tickets available via Ticketmaster. You can get yours here.

What TV Channel is it on?

If you haven't been lucky enough to secure tickets to the bout, the main fight, plus Tyson Fury's heavyweight clash against Francesco Pianeta and Paddy Barnes' World title shot against Cristopher Rosale, will be shown live on BT Sport 1, with coverage starting at 7.45pm.

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