On August 1st, Luke Jackson is set to fight in front of his hometown crowd for the first time since making his professional debut.
He will be fighting an experienced and tough fighter in Nouldy Manakane, who has previously challenged for the WBA World title and will be no small feat for Jackson in only his ninth professional outing.
Jacksons last fight against Will Young in March was a convincing win, despite the scorecards, 96-93, 96-93, 94-95. Jackson, 30, won his eighth straight and most important professional bout with a split points win.
Jackson has dogged determination and an impressive level of skill and toughness that is sure to keep advancing him through the rankings;
“I set a goal as an amateur to make the Olympic Games and I set a goal as a professional to win the Australian featherweight title. It just goes to show if you put all your efforts into something you want bad enough, you can get it.”
Tickets are now on sale for Luke’s homecoming fight in Hobart, 1st August 2015. For tickets please contact 1300 FIGHTS or email firstname.lastname@example.org