Australian Luke Jackson is in Belfast to confirm a massive clash with Carl Frampton for August 18th at Windsor Park.
The 33 year-old, who is 16-0 as a pro on the back of captaining Australia at the 2012 Olympics in London, will oppose Frampton in the Irishman’s dream outing at the home of Linfield FC.
‘Action’ Jackson is ready to step-up his opposition on the back of winning the WBO Oriental championship in 2016.
As Frampton is the interim WBO ruler and Jackson is ranked at five, the contest could see the winner challenging Oscar Valdez by the end of the year.
‘The Jackal’ was hoping to fight for the IBF belt against Lee Selby on the card, although the Welshman’s loss to Josh Warrington and the new title holder’s reluctance to travel to Frampton’s backyard put an end to the idea.
Now, Frampton battles Jackson in front of his home supporters before attempting to become a two-time world champion against Valdez or potentially Warrington on neutral ground in the future.
Also featuring on the bill is ex-heavyweight king Tyson Fury following his strange win over Sefer Seferi.
Returning from a three and a half year absence, Fury defeated the much smaller Seferi via a fourth-round retirement at Manchester Arena earlier this month and aims to keep busy before stepping up his opposition.
Another confirmed for the card is Olympian Paddy Barnes, who is set for a world title shot himself at the flyweight limit.
More details of the card will be revealed soon.