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Frampton vs Jackson; Barnes vs Rosales & Tyson Fury: Tickets On Sale Now!

TICKETS are now on sale for boxing’s summer sizzler at Belfast’s Windsor Park on Saturday 18th August starring Carl Frampton, Tyson Fury and Paddy Barnes.

Frampton will defend his ‘interim’ WBO world featherweight title against Australian Luke Jackson, who is ranked fifth in the world.

It is a huge occasion for Frampton and he hopes victory will set-up a showdown with IBF champion Josh Warrington.


Lineal World Heavyweight Champion Fury will box a non-title ten rounder in his second comeback fight and is on a mission to conquer the world.

Frampton’s close friend Barnes will challenge for the WBC World Flyweight title in just his sixth professional contest when he faces champion Cristofer Rosales, who will making his first defence.

A talent stacked undercard will be announced by promoter Frank Warren in the coming weeks featuring some of the big names and emerging stars in world boxing.

Don’t miss out on your chance to get your hands on the hottest tickets in boxing before they sell out.

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Frampton / Jackson / Fury Press Conference Quotes & Videos

Carl Frampton will defend his ‘interim’ WBO world featherweight title against unbeaten Australian Luke Jackson at Windsor Park, Belfast on Saturday August 18, fulfilling a dream to fight at the famous football stadium.

Lineal World Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury will box a non-title ten rounder in his second comeback fight on a mission to conquer the world once again. Paddy Barnes will challenge for the WBC World Flyweight title in just his sixth professional contest when he faces champion Cristofer Rosales.

The Nicaraguan will be making the first defence of his title he captured in April with a stunning upset win against Daigo Higa.

Promoter Frank Warren today announced the stunning bill that will televised live on BT Sport at a packed press conference held at Windsor Park.

Tickets on sale Friday from www.ticketmaster.ie. Price at £40, £50, £80, £100, £120, £150, £250, £400 (includes hospitality).

CARL FRAMPTON

“I thought last year Windsor Park had passed but Frank and the Irish Football Association have done a great job.

“I come here and watch the football team and the atmosphere cannot be beaten anywhere in the world. Its like 80,000 fans giving you support.

“I respect any opponent especially when they are coming to Windsor Park. “There are bigger fights but I cannot overlook Luke. Windsor Park need me to put on a big performance.

“Luke is an Olympian, an undefeated fighter and this can change his life if he beats me in a fight of this magnitude.

“This is a tougher fight than Scott Quigg who is just looking for a payday.”

“I genuinely think I am better than three years ago and even big Tyson Fury wouldn’t beat me at Windsor Park.”

“To have Tyson on the undercard and Paddy in a world title fight is something else.”

LUKE JACKSON

“My father told me I have Irish ancestors so I’m home.”

“I’m a fan of Carl and he is humble. He is very good and I am going to have to be at my best.

“Carl doesn’t do anything great, but he is fundamentally sound and I am here to win. I am not here by luck.

“It has taken 16 years and got here through hard work and dedication.”

“I roomed with Jeff Horn at London 2012 and to see him beat Manny Pacquiao gives me hope and I have this massive opportunity.

“My life will change overnight if I win. I have been proving people wrong for a long time and I am ready to do it again.”

“I have been pretty vocal that I wanted Oscar Valdez, but this is even better. This is why we do it.”

TYSON FURY

“This will be my fourth time boxing in Belfast and I cannot wait.”

“Seferi was 23-1 but as soon as I clipped him he didn’t want to know. I can’t complain. I am still good looking.

“I hope we get someone who will punch me in the face, bust my face, bust my nose and I can show them.”

“I am still hoping for four fights this year.”

Frampton excited to have Fury on his card

Two-weight world champion Carl Frampton will fight at Windsor Park on August 18 on a card that will also feature lineal heavyweight king Tyson Fury.

Frampton (25-1-KO14) currently holds the interim WBO world featherweight title after outclassing Nonito Donaire at Belfast’s SSE Arena in April and will return at one his city’s major stadiums.

Joining ‘The Jackal’ on a high-profile card will be unbeaten heavyweight Fury (26-0-KO19), who shrugged off two-and-a-half years out of the ring with a four-round stoppage of Sefer Seferi on June 9.

Frampton said: “It means the world to me. It’s something I’ve dreamed about for a long time. I feel it should’ve happened last year but it’s happening now.

“I’d rather it was a world title but nobody’s to blame – all the champions have recently fought and Warrington beating Selby threw a spanner in the works because Selby would’ve taken the fight.

“I’ve loads left. My last performance was the second best of my career after the first Leo Santa Cruz fight. I feel like I’m enjoying it more and while I’m still performing, I’ll do it as long as I can.

“It’s great to have Tyson Fury on the undercard. To have someone of his stature on the undercard is massive and he’ll be up against a more serious opponent this time so it’s good for everyone.”

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