The Belfast hero emerged victorious on his dream Windsor Park occasion
Carl Frampton beat Luke Jackson by ninth-round stoppage in his dream bout at Windsor Park stadium on Saturday night.
The Northern Irishman’s win sets up a meeting with IBF world champion Josh Warrington, which promoter Frank Warren confirmed will take place later this year.
The fight began with a relatively quiet couple of opening rounds, as Frampton showed his technical superiority to claim them both.
Things heated up in the third as the hometown hero started to increase the pace, forcing Jackson into exchanges that he appeared to be struggling to handle.
Frampton continued his dominance in the following four rounds, as he surpassed the half way stage having undoubtedly won every session.
In round eight, the brutal breakthrough finally came as Luke Jackson dropped to the canvas after receiving a beautifully crafted left hook to the body.
He survived to reach another 60-second break, but wouldn’t last much longer.
Carl Frampton secured a stoppage victory in the ninth as he continued to put extreme pressure on his opponent, forcing the Australian corner to throw in the towel.
Post-fight, promoter Frank Warren publicly declared their next move: “We’re now gonna make the dream fight [Josh Warrington v Carl Frampton]. It will happen, definitely this year. It’s on.”
Warrington claimed his IBF featherweight title with an upset decision victory against Lee Selby back in May.
The Leeds man’s win came at his beloved Elland Road, so he, like Frampton, will head into their clash off the back of an impressive statement win at his dream venue.
“I’m not a world champion, Josh is a world champion,” said Frampton, “I’d love to be a world champion again.”
Warrington responded: “He performed well, but listen I’m looking to get the fight, I beat Selby and I’m still ranked behind Carl.”
On the undercard, Tyson Fury defeated Francesco Pianeta to set up a future clash with Deontay Wilder, which it was confirmed will happen next.