WATCH: Carl Frampton strips naked to make weight for Luke Jackson bout

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Saturday, August 18th, 2018 | 0

Carl Frampton had a close shave with making the weight for the first defense of his ‘interim’ WBO featherweight title against Australia’s Luke Jackson.

The duo faced off for the final time during Friday’s weigh-in, where Frampton apparently weighed in a little over the 126-pound limit ahead of Saturday’s fight night in Belfast.

He then decided to strip naked, with a couple of officials helping him with a towel. And he tipped the scales exactly at 126 pounds against Jackson’s 124½.

There have been numerous instances in the past when a boxer has taken everything off to make weight, with the likes of Jeff Horn and Billy Joe Saunders being among the notable ones in the recent past.

Meanwhile, under the Frampton-Jackson card, former lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will trade punches with Francesco Pianeta.

Two-time Olympic medallist Paddy Barnes will also challenge for Cristofer Rosales’ WBC flyweight belt.

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