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Carl Frampton vs. Luke Jackson Interim WBO Featherweight World Championship

*EDMONTON, Canada (August 13, 2018**)* – One of the best top-to-bottom pro
boxing cards of the year will air Saturday afternoon, August 18, in Canada
exclusively on Super Channel, live from Windsor Park in Belfast, Northern
Ireland, United Kingdom.

Three-time, two-division world champion *Carl “The Jackal” Frampton* takes
on *Luke “Action” Jackson* in the 12-round main event for the Interim World
Boxing Organization (WBO) Featherweight World Championship in the 12-round
main event. Three-time Irish Olympian *Paddy “The Leprechaun” Barnes*
World Boxing Council (WBC) flyweight world champion *Cristofer “El Latigo”
Rosales* in the 12-round co-featured event. In a Special Heavyweight
Attraction, undefeated former unified world heavyweight champion Tyson*
“Gypsy King” Fury* continues his comeback in a 10-round match against
veteran Francisco* Pianeta*.

*Frampton vs. Jackson*, presented by Frank Warren’s Queensbury Promotions,
will air across Canada exclusively on Super Channel, starting at 2:45 p.m.
ET / 11:45 a.m. PT.

“Canadian boxing fans are going to want to tune into Super Channel this
Saturday as we bring them yet another incredible major boxing showcase,”
said *Troy Wassill*, Director of Programming for Super Channel. “With
Frampton vs. Jackson as the main event and Rosales vs. Barnes as the
co-feature, not to mention the highly anticipated return of Tyson Fury, all
set in legendary Windsor Park, this is a high-caliber, fully-stacked card
that any boxing fan is not going to want to miss.”

Frampton (25-1, 14 KOs), fighting at home in Belfast, is a former World
Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight and super bantamweight champion, as
well as International (IBF) super bantamweight world titleholder, who is
5-1 in world title fights, 7-1 versus present or former world champions.
Frampton has defeated world champions *Steve Molitor* – a native
Canadian – *Kiko
Martinez* (twice), *Hugo Fidel Cazares*, *Scott Quigg*, *Leo Santa Cruz*
and *Nonito Donaire*.

“If he performs to his best and I perform to my best,” Frampton said of
Jackson, “I’m knocking him out, simple as that. I’m due a knockout. I
haven’t knocked anyone out in quite a while. He sees that he’s a complete
underdog and there’s no pressure on him. People are writing him off. That
can help fighters. When they have no expectations on their shoulders, they
can go and perform out of their skin.

“I’m certainly not taking Luke Jackson for granted in the slightest. I’ve
done that before against *Alejandro Gonzalez* and I ended up on my backside
twice in the first round. I’ve learned from that fight. I’m the better
fighter and I feel fit and sharp. I believe I’m one of the best-supported
fighters on the planet and that’s down to the passionate Northern Ireland
sports fans.

“I want to be world champion again. If I lose this fight my career is over,
that’s the truth, but I’m not intending to lose it. Victory over Jackson
sets up a potentially sizzling showdown with another fighter who has a
massive fan base, *Josh Warrington*, the new IBF featherweight champion
from Leeds. Lips are already being licked in anticipation of that one.”


The reigning WBO Oriental featherweight champion, Jackson (16-0, 7 KOs)
represented his native Australia in the 2012 Olympics. The upset-minded
Jackson believes Frampton is finished.

“Across the board,” the outspoken Australian spoke about Frampton, “but I
don’t think he is as good as he once was. In the first fight against Leo
Santa Cruz he boxed out of his skin and deserved to win, but he hasn’t
looked the same since. Carl is a very good fighter who does everything
good, but I don’t think he does anything great. I respect him as a fighter,
I respect him as a man, but I am coming to beat him, not coming over to be

“I don’t know if he wants me to call him a Hall of Fame fighter or the
greatest, but I don’t think he is. He is very beatable, and I think I can
beat him, simple as that.”

Rosales (27-3, 18 KOs), fighting out of Nicaragua, will be making the first
world title defense of the title he captured last April in Japan when he
stopped *Daigo Higa* in the ninth round. Rosales is the cousin of *Roman
Gonzalez*, the former pound-4-pound king of boxing.

The reigning WBO Intercontinental flyweight champion, Barnes (5-0, 1 KO)
will also be fighting at home in Belfast in front of his passionate fan
base. One of the greatest Irish amateur boxers of all time, Barnes will be
fighting for a world title in only his sixth professional fight. He won two
bronze medals (2008 & 2012) in his three trips to the Olympics, as well as
gold in the 2019 European Championships.

“This is the fight that defines my boxing career,” Barnes claimed. “There
were great achievements as an amateur including Olympic bronze medals, but
that is only third place in the world, which is great. To be the best in
the world at your weight, the WBC world championship is definitely the one
to win. I did great as an amateur and people will remember me for what I’ve
achieved, but a world professional title is what I really want. I would
swap everything I did as an amateur to win this fight.”

*Two other exciting fights on the “Frampton vs. Jackson” card, in addition
to the previously mentioned main event and co-feature, will air in Canada
exclusively on Super Channel. *

(L-R) – Tyson Fury upset Wladimir Klitschko

Fury (26-0, 16 KOs) had been sidelined with mental health issues for the
past 2 ½ years, after shocking the boxing world November 28, 2015, when he
defeated future Hall of Famer*Wladimir Klitschko* (64-3, 53 KOs) by way of
a 10-round unanimous decision (116-111, 115-112, 115-112).

The 6′ 9″ Fury became the undisputed world heavyweight champion, securing
the IBF, WBA, WBO, IBO and *The Ring* championships, only to be stripped
and/or relinquish his title belts without a single defense. Fury returned
to the ring this past June against *Sefer Seferi*, who was unable to
continue after four rounds.

Pianeta (35-4-1, 25 KOs), a native of Italy who lives in Germany, is a
two-time world title challenger. The former WBO European champion is a
cancer survivor.

Irish light heavyweight *Steve Collins, Jr.* (12-1-1, 4 KOs), the son of
former two-division world champion *Steve Collins, Sr.*, faces *Steve “The
Quiet Man” Ward* (7-0, 3 KOs), of Belfast, in a regional title fight to
open the broadcast.

To watch *Frampton vs. Jackson* live, as well as more exciting boxing to
come in 2018, fight fans in Canada can contact their local cable provider
to subscribe to Super Channel and all that it offers, including premium
series, movies and much more, for as low as $9.95 per month.

Super Channel aired major boxing events live the past two years like Brook
vs. Spence Jr., Pacquiao-Horn, Eubank, Jr. vs. Abraham, Lomachenko vs.
Marriaga, Crawford vs. Indongo, Smith vs. Williams II, Frampton vs.
Donaire, and Fury vs. Sefari, in addition to the inaugural World Boxing
Super Series.