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Carl Frampton will realise a career-long dream when he defends his WBO Interim World Featherweight Title against Luke Jackson on the pitch at Windsor Park, Belfast, on August 18, on a card that also features Paddy Barnes challenging for the WBC World Flyweight title and the second fight of Tyson Fury on the comeback trail.

The 31-year-old two-weight world champion Frampton, who rolled back the years with a memorising performance to win the WBO belt against Nonito Donaire last time out at the SSE Arena in April, takes on the unbeaten Australian from Hobart in a bid to keep his ambitions to once again rule the featherweight roost on track.

The 33-year-old Jackson, 16-0, is the holder of the WBO Oriental Title, having previously held the WBA Oceania belt. He also captained the Australian boxing team at the 2012 London Olympics and won Commonwealth Games bronze in 2006.

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Frampton acknowledges his challenger could be deemed something of an unknown quantity to fight fans in the Northern Hemisphere, but will in no way take victory on the night for granted.

“He is and I think a lot of people will expect to just to beat him up and blow him away,” commented Belfast’s favourite fighting son. “But he is ranked No.4 by the WBO, he is an Olympian with a good pedigree and is undefeated.

“So I will need to be ready and in the shape of my life. It is a big occasion with being at Windsor Park and that is the real thing here. I think that people who are coming to watch me perform at Windsor Park deserve for me to be in the shape of my life and put on a good show.

“That is what I intend to do and then move on and hopefully fight for a world title before the end of the year.

“I imagine some people will have been expecting a different opponent, but the fact I am not fighting a world champion is the fault of nobody. Josh Warrington beating Lee Selby sort of threw a spanner in the works for us because I think Selby would’ve come to Belfast.

“Oscar Valdez is out injured, Gary Russell has just fought and Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares also just fought. That’s it really; the top guys just aren’t available. It is good for me to get a defence in here.

“This is a dream for me and it is something I have talked about for a long time. You never know what happens in this game, it could be the one and only time I get to fight at Windsor Park.

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“It is going to be a special occasion for myself and my family. For the people who are going to come and watch it there is going to be a top quality undercard as well and I think it will be a night to remember for Belfast.

“There was talk of waiting, but I wanted to do it because opportunities like this don’t come around too often. It is a dream of mine, I wanted to do it and that is the be all and end all.”

Hall of Fame promoter, Frank Warren, added: “We are delivering on a promise I made to Carl to ensure his dream of fighting at Windsor Park becomes a reality.

“The world title challenge we envisaged we unfortunately could not bring to fruition at this time but Carl is up against a hungry, unbeaten challenger in Luke Jackson who, as I often say, will not be coming to just make up the numbers.

“World title shots will come again soon enough for Carl and we have the IBF champion Josh Warrington waiting in the wings for a huge fight not too far down the line. Carl will also remain in pole position to challenge the WBO full champion Oscar Valdez when he returns from injury, should he overcome Jackson.

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“Carl, as ever, will always be the focal point of a fight night in Belfast, but we are also planning a huge card for the Belfast public to feast their eyes on and two major attractions we have already confirmed is Tyson Fury making his fourth appearance in the city in his second fight of his comeback, as well as Paddy Barnes attempting to achieve the remarkable feat of winning a world title in just his sixth professional fight.

“It is certain to be a special night and I am sure Windsor Park will be packed to the rafters creating an atmosphere we have never heard the like of before.”

Barnes challenges for the WBC World Flyweight title against the Nicaraguan Cristofer Rosales, 27-3, who claimed the belt in a huge upset win over the previously unbeaten Japanese Daigo Higa in April, with a ninth round stoppage in Yokahoma.

“It is going to be an amazing night where I get to fight for a world title in my home city, so I cannot wait until it happens,” said the 31-year-old two-time Olympic medallist.

“The fact it is for the WBC title means even more, the green belt is the best one in boxing so it makes it even more special.

“Rosales is good at what he does, but I feel I have the skill to outfight and outbox him. It will be a very, very hard fight though.

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“People will talk about me fighting for a world title after just six fights, but I don’t view it as a gamble because of my history as an amateur.

“As a professional, right from the offset, I said that I wanted to create history because we already have world champions in Belfast. So for me to stand out I need to create history by doing it the quickest.
“I don’t think winning a world title after six fights will ever be matched again here.”

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De La Hoya: Canelo is So Angry at GGG - Woke Up Sleeping Giant!

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Oscar De La Hoya disagrees with the prevailing opinion that Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin was a good fight, yet not a great one.

Alvarez’s promoter still expects his fighter to move less and become more committed to knocking out Golovkin in their middleweight championship rematch. Neither fighter has ever been knocked out, but “The Golden Boy” believes that’ll change September 15 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas (HBO Pay-Per-View).

“Well, I’ll tell you that the Canelo-Triple-G fight was probably one of the best fights that we’ve seen in recent years,” De La Hoya told Yahoo! Sports’ Kevin Iole in a video interview posted to that website Monday. “You know, obviously the second time around is gonna be different. Canelo is gonna stand his ground, push him back and try to knock him out.”

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De La Hoya senses Alvarez wants to knock out Golovkin even more than he did during their first fight because Golovkin has been extremely critical of him since Alvarez failed two performance-enhancing drug tests in February. Golovkin doesn’t believe contaminated meat consumed in Alvarez’s native Mexico caused him to twice test positive for clenbuterol, as Alvarez claims.

The typically mild-mannered Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs) is infuriated because he is convinced Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) intentionally tried to cheat and is solely responsible for the cancelation of their rematch May 5. The WBA/WBC/IBO 160-pound champion has called Alvarez “a dirty fighter” and “the largest problem that we have in boxing.”

“I’m telling you, Canelo is right now just so angry at what’s been taking place – he’s angry at Golovkin,” De La Hoya said. “He’s angry at Golovkin. There’s real animosity. This reminds me of me and Vargas. It’s gonna be a really intense fight. Look, if Canelo moves a little and doesn’t wanna get hit, then so be it. That’s what boxing is, I guess, right?

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De La Hoya senses Alvarez wants to knock out Golovkin even more than he did during their first fight because Golovkin has been extremely critical of him since Alvarez failed two performance-enhancing drug tests in February. Golovkin doesn’t believe contaminated meat consumed in Alvarez’s native Mexico caused him to twice test positive for clenbuterol, as Alvarez claims.

The typically mild-mannered Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs) is infuriated because he is convinced Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) intentionally tried to cheat and is solely responsible for the cancelation of their rematch May 5. The WBA/WBC/IBO 160-pound champion has called Alvarez “a dirty fighter” and “the largest problem that we have in boxing.”

“I’m telling you, Canelo is right now just so angry at what’s been taking place – he’s angry at Golovkin,” De La Hoya said. “He’s angry at Golovkin. There’s real animosity. This reminds me of me and Vargas. It’s gonna be a really intense fight. Look, if Canelo moves a little and doesn’t wanna get hit, then so be it. That’s what boxing is, I guess, right?

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“I mean, Floyd Mayweather has done it for, I guess, all his career. But the fans wanna see a great fight and the fans are gonna pick on the guy who’s gonna be moving a little more than normal. But this time around, Canelo is gonna stand his ground and fight him, and I believe we’re gonna see a knockout this time.”

Alvarez moved more than usual in his first fight against the hard-hitting Golovkin, but De La Hoya was impressed with Alvarez’s performance in their competitive 12-rounder.

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“I think Canelo fought a smart fight,” De La Hoya said. “But you know the Mexican fans, Kevin. They want your guy to stand toe-to-toe, a la Julio Cesar Chavez. But let me tell you one thing – Golovkin woke up the sleeping giant. Just like Germany against Mexico the other day [in the World Cup].

“I mean, that win, 1-0, caused a little mini-earthquake in Mexico. You can imagine how happy the people were there because they got the win. And that’s exactly what I believe they’re gonna get September 15th. I mean, I strongly believe Golovkin woke up the sleeping giant. It’s gonna be a heck of a fight.”

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Amir Khan is being eyed up by Terence Crawford.

Kell Brook is in the sights of Jarrett Hurd.

The temptation for both Britain's celebrity boxers would be to jump at the offer of world title fights in America.

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They might be wiser to leap in the other direction. Namely, into the arms of each other.

Crawford has just reminded the world that he is a future challenger to Gennady Golovkin as the best pound-for-pound fighter on the planet by obliterating Jeff Horn, the Aussie who recently upset Manny Pacquiao.

Back in April Hurd spent floored the talented and troublesome Erislandy Lara on his way to unifying the IBF, WBA and IBO super-welterweight world titles.

Crawford is a three-division world champion at lightweight, light-welter and now welterweight.

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Crawford is aiming for a US super-fight against Errol Spence Jnr, another pound-for-pound contender who has just flattened his latest mandatory world welterweight title challenger with a first-round body shot in front of a frenzied sell-out crowd in Texas.

Promoter Bob Arum was no friend to Khan when Bolton's finest was chasing a super-fight of his own against Pacquiao but he now sees him as a useful tick-over opponent for Crawford in a made-for-TV show in October.

Hurd is hoping for a title unification battle against fellow American Jermell Charlo but while the politics of that one are worked out he wouldn't mind keeping busy against Brook, having noted that Sheffield's Special K had his eye-sockets busted by Golovkin and Spence

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