Smashing Carl Frampton stops Luke Jackson with thrilling display at Windsor Park after Tyson Fury wins and Paddy Barnes loses World title bout
Carl Frampton has fulfilled his dream and won at Windsor Park.
The Tigers Bay boxer was in control throughout his bout against Australian Luke Jackson. Fleet of foot and with big-hitting hands, the Jackal proved his world class credentials against a man who had never been beaten until he arrived in Belfast.
The fight went to the ninth round until a big right hand caused the opponent's team to throw in the towel. Carl had hit Jackson with a left hand body shot in the eighth, knocking him down and one further big smash proved the decisive blow.
Before then, Carl's movement proved his pre-fight claims that he was fitter than ever and now a title fight is on the cards.
"These next few years, I feel like I'm in my prime," reflected Kyle. "It's an old saying but a happy fighter is a dangerous fighter. I've never been so happy in my life, with the team I've got around me at this point in time.
"I'll go and look at the performance but I felt happy enough with it."
Before that, Belfast's own Paddy Barnes has already suffered painful defeat to champion Cristofer Rosales in their WBC World flyweight title fight. Barnes was knocked out in the fourth round by a vicious body-shot from the powerful Nicaraguan.
Tyson Fury then came through his ten rounder against Francesco Pianeta, forced to go the distance but never looking threatened by his opponent. With that victory safely under his belt, Deontay Wilder beckons.
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