On the 18th August, boxing arrives for the first time to the beloved Windsor Park, Belfast. Northern Ireland is set to be wowed by a trio of mouth-watering clashes including Paddy Barnes, Tyson Fury and Belfast’s favourite son, Carl Frampton. Here I will break down exactly how the three fights will pan out!
Belfast’s own Carl Frampton who currently has a 25-1 (14kos) record is up against one of his toughest tests of opposition and that comes at the hands of unbeaten Australian Luke Jackson 16-0. (7kos).
The 5”5 Jackal comes into this bout no different than usual well prepared, confident and ready to put on a show for his fans, Luke Jackson has talked a little more than Carl may be used to in the lead up this contest Luke feels he is inside the head of Carl of course Carl claims its nothing more than “talking a load of rubbish”.
I find it hard to go against Carl in this contest and my reason for that is Carl has had these big occasions at home and away and never faded under the pressure
With this beings Lukes first professional fight away from his native Australia maybe that could play a huge factor as no doubt he will be in from a hostile welcoming as he graces the ring for the 17th professional time in his career.
I find it hard to go against Carl in this contest and my reason for that is Carl has had these big occasions at home and away and never faded under the pressure picking up huge wins in the SSE Arena in Belfast as well as the famous MGM in Las Vegas, I see Carl bringing a composed and professional approach and will implement a strong game-plan from the first bell and will overwhelm Luke Jackson.
Tyson Fury a solid fan favourite both inside and outside the ring is set to take to the Belfast ring for the first time since December 2012 presenting a 26-0 record with 19 Kos there is no reason why Tyson won’t go into this bout confident that Francesco will be number 27!
On the other hand, Francesco, a 6”5 German southpaw, will not be a pushover by any means normally Furys opponents are much smaller in stature but this time 4 inches being the only difference.
Tyson coming off an impressive KO win in June this is a fast turnaround and I can only feel that plays into the “The Gypsy Kings” Advantage.
Francesco holds a record of 35-4-1 with 21 of his wins coming by Knockout. I am going to with Tyson Fury by KO in this contest we haven’t seen Pianeta compete in over two years and his last performance was a decision loss, Tyson coming off an impressive KO win in June this is a fast turnaround and I can only feel that plays into the “The Gypsy Kings” Advantage.
What makes this even more exciting is with a win it will set up a huge fight with American Deontay Wilder who is rumoured to be touching down in Belfast to sit ringside…
Another Belfast native in Paddy Barnes looks forward to protecting his unbeaten 5-0 record against the tough and more experienced Cristofer Rosales 27-3-0 (18 wins by ko). The triple Olympian Paddy Barnes has it all to do here as Rosales is on a roll he picked up the title in April of this year defeating Diago Higa by TKO.
The Belfast spirit and energy in that Stadium will spur Paddy on to create an upset on the night
Facing an opponent with more experience isn’t something that Paddy Barnes hasn’t seen before in his last fight in Belfast he was up against Eliecer Quezada who had a record of 21-6-3 and Paddy was able to dispose of him by KO in the 6th round.
I feel the Belfast spirit and energy in that Stadium will spur Paddy on to create an upset on the night and snatch the WBC Flyweight belt away from Rosales.