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Carl Frampton vs Luke Jackson report
Who won Frampton vs Jackson?
Carl Frampton beat Luke Jackson by technical knockout in the 9th round on Saturday 18th August 2018 at Windsor Park in Northern Ireland.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).
This contest was for the vacant WBO featherweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Tyson Fury beat Francesco Pianeta and Cristofer Rosales defeated Paddy Barnes for the WBC World Flyweight belt.
Frampton vs Jackson stats
Carl Frampton stepped into the ring with a record of 25 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Luke Jackson made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 16 wins and 0 draws, with 7 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Frampton had advantage in power over Jackson, with a 56% knock out percentage over Jackson's 44%.
Carl Frampton was the younger man by 2 years, at 36 years old.
Jackson had a height advantage of 2 inches over Frampton. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Both Carl Frampton & Luke Jackson fought out of an orthodox stance.
Frampton was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 3 years and 10 months earlier than Jackson, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 218 more professional rounds, 218 to Jackson's 0.
Luke Jackson was ranked number 5 by the WBO in the 126lb division.
Frampton vs Jackson form
Carl Frampton had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Nonito Donaire on 21st April 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBO Interim World Featherweight championship fight at The SSE Arena, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Horacio Garcia on 18th November 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The SSE Arena, Belfast.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Leo Santa Cruz on 28th January 2017 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Featherweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had beat Leo Santa Cruz on 30th July 2016 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Featherweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
He had won against Scott Quigg on 27th February 2016 by split decision in their IBF World Junior Featherweight and WBA World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Jackson had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Surachet Tongmala on 27th April 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Wrest Point Casino, Tasmania, Australia.
Previous to that, he had beat Humberto de Santiago on 16th September 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at City Hall, Tasmania.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Mohammed Kambuluta on 18th March 2017 by technical knockout in the 6th round at City Hall, Tasmania.
Before that, he had won against Silvester Lopez on 19th November 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Princes Wharf No. 1, Tasmania.
He had defeated Master Suro on 20th May 2016 by unanimous decision in their 6 round contest at The Melbourne Pavilion, Victoria.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Luke Jackson had been fighting more than Carl Frampton.
Going to this contest, Carl Frampton had last fought 5 years, 1 month and 7 days ago, while Luke Jackson's last outing had been 5 years, 1 month and 1 day ago.
Frampton's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 3 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 58 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11.6 rounds on average.
Jackson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.8 rounds on average.
What time did Frampton vs Jackson start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM BST at Windsor Park, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Frampton vs Jackson?
Frampton vs Jackson was broadcast on BT Sport 1 in the UK, while the fight was broadcast in the United States by ShowTime.
What were the odds on Frampton vs Jackson?
Carl Frampton was a 1/50 (-5000) favourite going into the contest, while Luke Jackson made his way into the ring at 14/1 (+1400) with oddsmakers.
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