Carl Frampton v Leo Santa Cruz II – Early Betting Odds

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Early odds for the Carl Frampton v Leo Santa Cruz WBA featherweight title rematch have ‘The Jackal’ as a slight favourite.

The pair are set to trade leather again on January 28th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in a repeat of their Brooklyn clash earlier this year.

Frampton, who was an underdog for that fight, defeated the Mexican-American via a competitive majority-decision at the Barclays Centre, taking the bout on the scorecards (114-114, 117-111, 116-112).

This time round Frampton starts off as favourite, with a best price available of 10/11 with Sky Bet. Santa Cruz on the other hand can be had at 6/5 with Ladbrokes and Coral in a fight that bookmakers are predicting will be a near-pick ’em affair. The draw is priced at 20/1 (general).

At the present moment, Irish bookmaker Paddy Power are the only other firm offering extended markets.

For Frampton to go one better and score a stoppage is priced at 10/3, while Santa Cruz is 7/2 for the knockout. A distance win for Frampton comes in at 13/8 while the same for Santa Cruz is priced at 11/4.

Group Round and Round betting are as follows:

Carl Frampton To Win in Round 1 66/1
Carl Frampton To Win in Round 2 33/1
Carl Frampton To Win in Round 3 22/1
Carl Frampton To Win in Round 4 20/1
Carl Frampton To Win in Round 5 20/1
Carl Frampton To Win in Round 6 20/1
Carl Frampton To Win in Round 7 22/1
Carl Frampton To Win in Round 8 25/1
Carl Frampton To Win in Round 9 33/1
Carl Frampton To Win in Round 10 33/1
Carl Frampton To Win in Round 11 33/1
Carl Frampton To Win in Round 12 40/1

Leo Santa Cruz To Win in Round 1 66/1
Leo Santa Cruz To Win in Round 2 40/1
Leo Santa Cruz To Win in Round 3 33/1
Leo Santa Cruz To Win in Round 4 33/1
Leo Santa Cruz To Win in Round 5 33/1
Leo Santa Cruz To Win in Round 6 33/1
Leo Santa Cruz To Win in Round 7 25/1
Leo Santa Cruz To Win in Round 8 25/1
Leo Santa Cruz To Win in Round 9 22/1
Leo Santa Cruz To Win in Round 10 22/1
Leo Santa Cruz To Win in Round 11 25/1

Carl Frampton Round 1-3 12/1
Carl Frampton Round 4-6 7/1
Carl Frampton Round 7-9 9/1
Carl Frampton Round 10-12 13/1

Leo Santa Cruz Round 1-3 14/1
Leo Santa Cruz Round 4-6 11/1
Leo Santa Cruz Round 7-9 9/1
Leo Santa Cruz Round 10-12 9/1

Carl Frampton Round 1-6 9/2
Carl Frampton Round 7-12 11/2

Leo Santa Cruz Round 1-6 7/1
Leo Santa Cruz Round 7-12 9/2

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