It’s On! Frampton and Santa Cruz agree rematch

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Carl Frampton [23(14)-0] has today confirmed that a deal has been reached between himself and Leo Santa Cruz [32(8)-1(0)-1] for their hotly anticipated rematch.

‘The Jackal’ told followers on social media this afternoon that the fight was a “done deal.”

Belfast’s WBA featherweight champion did not give details regarding date or venue, although Las Vegas in January is the established rumour recently.

Frampton defeated Santa Cruz at the Barclays Cente in New York this July to win the WBA belt and become a two-weight World champion. The Big Apple-hosted clash is a Fight of the Year contender and saw Frampton emerge as a majority-decision winner (114-114, 116-112, 117-111).

Afterwards it was revealed that there was a rematch clause in the pair’s contract, however a repeat always seemed likely after the crowd-pleasing clash.

29 year old Frampton promised that more news is to come soon.

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