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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 celebrates victory at Windsor Park as he stopped Luke Jackson in the ninth round.
Carl Frampton celebrates victory at Windsor Park as he stopped Luke Jackson in the ninth round.
Carl Frampton will take on Josh Warrington for his IBF World Featherweight title later this year.
Carl Frampton will take on Josh Warrington for his IBF World Featherweight title later this year.
Carl Frampton up against Luke Jackson at Windsor Park.
Carl Frampton up against Luke Jackson at Windsor Park.
Carl Frampton up against Luke Jackson.
Carl Frampton enters the ring. He takes on Luke Jackson at The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park, Belfast. Picture Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker
Tyson Fury, Carl Frampton and Paddy Barnes will all take to the ring at Windsor Park.
Tyson Fury with Francesco Pianeta during Saturday night's Heavyweight contest at Windsor Park, Belfast. Photo by William Cherry/Presseye/Inpho
Tyson Fury during Saturday night's Heavyweight contest at Windsor Park, Belfast. Photo by William Cherry/Presseye/Inpho
Tyson Fury with Francesco Pianeta during Saturday night's Heavyweight contest at Windsor Park, Belfast. Photo by William Cherry/Presseye/Inpho
Paddy Barnes lost out to Cristofer Rosales in their WBC Flyweight Title fight.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th August 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye/Inpho Conrad Cummings after defeating Nicky Jenman during Saturday nights Middleweight contest at Windsor Park, Belfast. Photo by William Cherry/Presseye/Inpho
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th August 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye/Inpho Conrad Cummings after defeating Nicky Jenman during Saturday nights Middleweight contest at Windsor Park, Belfast. Photo by William Cherry/Presseye/Inpho
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th August 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye/Inpho Conrad Cummings with Nicky Jenman during Saturday nights Middleweight contest at Windsor Park, Belfast. Photo by William Cherry/Presseye/Inpho
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th August 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye/Inpho Luke Keeler defeats Dwayne Grant during Saturday nights Middleweight contest at Windsor Park, Belfast. Photo by William Cherry/Presseye/Inpho
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th August 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye/Inpho Luke Keeler defeats Dwayne Grant during Saturday nights Middleweight contest at Windsor Park, Belfast. Photo by William Cherry/Presseye/Inpho
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th August 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye/Inpho Luke Keeler with Dwayne Grant during Saturday nights Middleweight contest at Windsor Park, Belfast. Photo by William Cherry/Presseye/Inpho
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th August 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye/Inpho Steven Ward defeats Steve Collins Jr during Saturday nights Light Heavyweight contest at Windsor Park, Belfast. Photo by William Cherry/Presseye/Inpho
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th August 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye/Inpho Steven Ward with Steve Collins Jr during Saturday nights Light Heavyweight contest at Windsor Park, Belfast. Photo by William Cherry/Presseye/Inpho
Pacemaker Press 17/08/2018 Preparations underway to prepare the Ring for Carl Frampton's Fight at Windsor Park in Belfast. Carl Frampton tops the bill as he takes on Luke Jackson at Windsor Park on Saturday night, with Tyson Fury fighting two-time world title challenger Francesco Pianeta. Paddy Barnes challenges WBC World Flyweight champion Cristofer Rosales for his world championship. Picture Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

By Gareth Hanna

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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