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WATCH: Carl Frampton’s classy post-fight interview

He may have lost his WBA featherweight title tonight, but Carl Frampton won the hearts of boxing fans around the world with his classy post fight interview.

Just seconds after losing a majority decision to Leo Santa Cruz in Las Vegas, ‘The Jackal’ was interviewed by Showtime.

During the short chat, Frampton took the defeat on the chin, admitted that he felt Santa Cruz won the bout, apologised to the travelling fans for his defeat, and paid tribute to the recently deceased Alejandro Gonzalez Jr.

The Belfast man would win plaudits from around the boxing world for his gentlemanly display after what was another brilliant fight.

Watch the interviews of both Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz below:

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie