Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Jackson, Coach Inspired By Alvarez's Knockout of Kovalev

Carl Frampton has dismissed Luke Jackson’s claims he is looking beyond their fight on Saturday — and insists that after rediscovering his passion for boxing he has entered his prime.

The featherweight, 31, will achieve his long-term ambition of fighting at Belfast’s Windsor Park against Australia’s Jackson, but does so amid well-known plans for his next fight.

IBF champion Josh Warrington plans to be ringside and WBO titlist Oscar Valdez remains a potential alternative opponent, leading to the 33-year-old Jackson’s belief he is being overlooked.

luke-jackson (2)

It is also little secret that until his defeat by Warrington, Wales’ Lee Selby was in contention to instead be Frampton’s opponent before Jackson’s selection.

Saturday’s fight is Frampton’s third under new promoter Frank Warren and new trainer Jamie Moore.

The Northern Irishman said: “He (Jackson) said that I’m overlooking him but I haven’t been. I haven’t been this whole camp, it hasn’t just changed this last two weeks.

“When people talk about me overlooking him, and talk about Warrington and Valdez — I don’t start talking about them, I get asked about them.

“They’re the fights that I want, but Luke Jackson is the only one who’s been on my mind this whole training camp.

“From start to finish, without being disrespectful to Luke, this is about more than Luke Jackson. This is me and Windsor Park and something I’ve wanted for a very, very long time.

“When you start bringing big numbers (of supporters) to Vegas and New York, then you start to think about Windsor. For the last five years it’s been a dream of mine, and now we’re doing it.

“I feel in the shape of my life because, mentally, I’m so happy with boxing this last year. Everything’s flipped for me. I was winning fights and beating big names but I wasn’t enjoying it. Now I’m enjoying it, and you’re going to see bigger performances.”

Moore, who oversaw perhaps the finest performance of Frampton’s career when he defeated Nonito Donaire in April, explained: “I would have been more worried if we’d been back at the SSE Arena, and he was fighting Luke Jackson, because then there may have been the possibility of him overlooking him.

“(But) this has been a dream of Carl’s for a long time.”

The little-known Jackson has won each of his 16 professional fights but remains a significant underdog, and he said: “If he (Frampton) loses to me his career’s pretty much over.”

His trainer Billy Hussein, referring to one of the biggest upsets this year, added: “Carl Frampton’s overlooking Luke, with the (potential) Warrington fight.

“Just two weeks ago myself and Luke watched (Sergey) Kovalev (lose to Eleider Alvarez); they were building him to fight (Dmitry) Bivol, and he got beaten. I believe we’re going to do the same again.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by AdonisCreed on 08-16-2018

[QUOTE=Mastrangelo;19025155]Anyone elso thought it's John David Jackson still over the moon about Kovalev's loss :lol1:?[/QUOTE] I thought so lol I was about to say JDJ is being extremely petty at this point lol but nevermind wrong Jackson lol

Comment by iNixus on 08-16-2018

would have been funny JDJ said Ramsay was a **** coach before Pascal-Kovalev I

Comment by SugarRaRobinson on 08-16-2018

Those hard core racist who love defending any and everything Kovalev says or does will be disappointed that this thread isn’t another opportunity to take JDJ to the woodshed.

Comment by Afi23 on 08-16-2018

[QUOTE=Mastrangelo;19025155]Anyone elso thought it's John David Jackson still over the moon about Kovalev's loss :lol1:?[/QUOTE] Yep, that was a perfect click-bait title.

Comment by Mastrangelo on 08-16-2018

Anyone elso thought it's John David Jackson still over the moon about Kovalev's loss :lol1:?

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (5)
Top Headlines Crawford: I'm Better Than Anyone Amir Khan Has Ever Faced Photos: Andrade, Algieri Visit South Bronx Middle School Photos: Badou Jack, Browne, Warren - Las Vegas Grand Arrivals Photos: Manny Pacquiao, Adrien Broner - Las Vegas Grand Arrivals Arum: Crawford is Best Welterweight Since Sugar Ray Leonard Amir Khan To Return To Trainer Virgil Hunter For Crawford Fight Andrade 'Don’t Wanna Hear' Saunders’ Excuses For Akavov Fight Vergil Ortiz could fight for 140-pound title in 2019, Says Gomez Espinoza: Mayweather 'Up In the Air' About Pacquiao Rematch Plant-Uzcategui PBC on FS1 Card Peaks at 986,000 Viewers Dmitry Bivol Makes Promotional Pact With Eddie Hearn Official Photos: Adrien Broner Putting in Work in Las Vegas Dmitry Bivol-Joe Smith To Land on DAZN on March 9, Site TBD Photos: Terence Crawford, Amir Khan - Face To Face in London Derevyanchenko-Culcay Title Eliminator: DIBella Outbids AGON Joe Smith Jr. Finally Moves On From Artur Beterbiev Plant: It Was Destiny To Win My First Title in the City of Angels Mares: Why Isn't Leo Santa Cruz Fighting Gary Russell Next? Tony Harrison: I'll Beat Jermell Charlo 'Even Easier' in Rematch Terence Crawford-Amir Khan Officially Set for April 20 ESPN PPV Caleb Plant-Jose Uzcategui: Afterthoughts Photos: Ted Cheeseman, Sergio Garcia - Face To Face at Presser Amanda Serrano Won't Stop, May Go For Belt in Eight Division Trainer: Chisora Will Repair, He's Force To Be Reckoned With Hearn: Crawford is Tougher Fight For Khan, I Wanted Khan-Brook Artur Beterbiev Departing DAZN, Heading To ESPN 'Maturity process' done, Team Broner says upset of Pac imminent Amir Khan: I Get Called 'Terrorist' All The Time on Social Media Video: Adrien Broner Media Interview, Breaks Down Pacquiao Video: Pacquiao Discusses Broner Clash, Bob Arum, PBC Move Video: Ellerbe on Mayweather-Pacquiao Meeting, Broner, More Video: Freddie Roach Talks Pacquiao-Broner, Wilder-Fury, More Warren, Oubaali Easily Make WBC 7-Day Weight For Title Fight Amir Khan: Wilder and Fury Would Both Beat Anthony Joshua Tug Nayambayar Wants To Be Second Mongolian Champion Usyk's Team To Meet With Hearn This Week To Map Out 2019 Hearn Rips 'Geezer' Lennox Lewis For 'Talking Sh*t' on Joshua News: Derevyanchenko vs. Culcay, Barou vs. Molina, More Andrade: Boxing World Knows I'm Baddest Man Out There Fury: I'm Still Young at 30, Plenty of Exciting Nights Left in Me
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement