Carl Frampton, last seen defeating Nonito Donaire for the interim WBO featherweight title, is set to return to action on August 18th at Belfast’s Windsor Park. Tyson Fury will tag along as well, also fighting the protean powerhouse that is TBA.
Irish-Boxing.com states that Frampton will face WBO #5 Luke Jackson, but Frampton will make an official announcement on Wednesday. “The Jackal” (25-1, 14 KO) says that Lee Selby losing to Josh Warrington “threw a spanner in the works because Selby would have taken the fight.”
Jackson (16-0, 7 KO) has spent his entire career fighting subpar opposition in his native Australia. He’s already 33, so no surprise he’d jump on a chance to fight for a title without having to go through a risky and time-consuming contendership process.
Fury (26-0, 19 KO) “fought” Sefer Seferi this past weekend, a farce that lasted four rounds before Seferi quit for no immediately apparent reason. The quick turnaround makes sense; the guy needs to be in the ring as often as possible to mitigate his self-destructive tendencies. I doubt they can wrangle a competent heavyweight on two months’ notice, though.