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Jackson: I've Seen Footage, Frampton is Sluggish & Too Heavy

LUKE JACKSON has accused Carl Frampton of being overweight ahead of their big Belfast showdown.

Jackson (16-0) who challenges for Frampton’s interim WBO featherweight championship at Windsor Park on Saturday August 18 says training footage supports his claim.

The Australian star said: “I’ve seen some footage of Carl’s training. He still looks sluggish and bit heavy. It seems he is always on a plane going to places.

“They’re overlooking me, I’m just Luke Jackson from Australia who they are supposed to bowl over.

“I’m here in Sydney working my arse off. I can cause an upset and that is what I plan on doing.”

Jackson, 33, has coming to the end of a six week training camp in Sydney and shortly heads to Dubai with trainer Billy Hussein before fight week in Frampton’s back yard.

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It’s the longest camp ever for the 2012 London Olympian, who says: “I am having a full eight weeks with Billy and had two weeks of conditioning in Tasmania before coming up to Sydney.

“Everything is good. My weight is right and everything is ahead of schedule.

“I have been doing 12 round sparring sessions and sometimes we have had to cut to ten because they couldn’t stay with me.

“I always train hard, but when you are fighting a guy of Carl’s stature I have to be better in every area.

“I am pushing hard in the gym and I think it’s gonna show. It’s showing in my training and Billy is very happy with me.

“I never asked for the fight with Carl. They asked for me, I was waiting Oscar Valdez but this fight presented itself and I grabbed it because I think I can win.”

Also on the BT Sport televised bill Lineal heavyweight king Tyson Fury faces a step up when he tackles two-time world title challenger Francesco Pianeta.

In only his sixth professional fight, Frampton’s great friend Paddy Barnes challenges WBC flyweight champion Cristofer Rosales.

The bill also includes a light-heavyweight clash between Belfast’s Steven Ward and Dubliner Steve Collins Jr. Also in action is WBO European middleweight champion Luke Keeler, Conrad Cummings, KO king Lewis Crocker, Marco McCullough, Sean McComb and Steven Donnelly.

Limited remaining tickets are available from www.ticketmaster.ie priced at £80, £100, £120, £150, £250, £400 (includes hospitality). Buying tickets over the phone - 0844 847 2455. To purchase Accessible Seating - 0333 321 9996

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Sid-Knee on 07-23-2018

[QUOTE=Dramacyde;18961568]Frampton ain't been the same since that ass whooping from Leo[/QUOTE] Why is everything overexaggerated with you? Are you a bit simple or something? Leo won, but it was no ass whooping.

Comment by Marvlus Marv on 07-23-2018

Wee Framps has been on the slide for a couple of fights now. He's overly cautious and just seems to lack that spark. Should've stayed with Barry, Shane and Josh and co.

Comment by Corelone on 07-23-2018

I don't know anything about Jackson, but I've seen a lot of Carl and I think he's slowing down. Not just speed, but his workrate, his movement, everything seems a little deminished. Maybe it's the quality of competition, but now,…

Comment by rudy on 07-23-2018

Jackson is 33 he is not winning this

Comment by Dramacyde on 07-23-2018

Frampton ain't been the same since that ass whooping from Leo

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