Jackson delivers KO in rapid hometown bout

Luke Jackson

THE homecoming of Luke Jackson ended in perfect fashion at City Hall last night when the former Olympic captain sent Nouldy Manakane packing in the third round.

In front of a huge crowd cheering on his every punch, Jackson sent the Indonesian to the canvas midway through the third round and he never recovered.

It was a fitting result for Jackson, who endured a massive build up to his first professional fight on Tasmanian soil.

The win extended his record to 9-0 and has him primed for a tilt at higher honours in the near future…ready story >