Carl Frampton lost his WBA featherweight title in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The Belfast man was defeated by Leo Santa Cruz via majority decision in a Las Vegas rematch.
The performances of both men both during and after the bout had many admirers from the world of boxing
The general consensus was that the right man was given the decision, and the engrossing fight won widespread acclaim.
FRAMPTON IS LITTLE GUY BUT HE HAS A BIG❤
— Cornelius Bundrage (@K9boxing) January 29, 2017
— Terence Crawford (@budcrawford402) January 29, 2017
— Peter Quillin (@KIDCHOCOLATE) January 29, 2017
— Sergio Martínez (@maravillabox) January 29, 2017
— MagicMan 5X Champ (@AntonioTarver) January 29, 2017
— Jamel Herring (@JamelHerring) January 29, 2017
I had the fight scored as a draw. What did you think of the outcome? #framptonsantacruz2
— lee selby (@leeselby126) January 29, 2017
Frampton’s fellow Irish fighters were proud of their man
— Michael Conlan (@mickconlan11) January 29, 2017
— Steven Ward (@Stevenward_) January 29, 2017
Fight number 3 on cards both guys will make millions well done @RealCFrampton so proud of you kid 👏🏼👏🏼
— Patrick Hyland (@Pajpunisher) January 29, 2017
Was a little late to the party but I agreed with judges, I had Cruz by 2. Tactically and technically he got it right. Bring on round 3! 👊
— Bernard Dunne (@Bernard_Dunne) January 29, 2017
A credit to the sport, BOTH men. Two great great fighters! #Warriors
— Conrad Cummings (@ChampCummings) January 29, 2017
— Lewis Crocker (@lewiscrocker1) January 29, 2017
115-113 Cruz without a doubt the fastest 12 rounds ever!!
Super fight tho!!#framptonsantacruz2
— Eric Donovan (@eric_donovan60) January 29, 2017
— Pauly Upton (@PAULY_UPTONCLAN) January 29, 2017
Gutted for @RealCFrampton fair judging and a great fight, sets up a trilogy 👀
— sean mc comb (@sugarseantl) January 29, 2017
Great fight santa cruz deserved that but there has to be a 3rd well done to frampton also 2 warriors!
— The Rook Dalton (@TheDaltonator90) January 29, 2017
2 great ambassadors for the sport, family men and fantastic fighters, Leo wins for me but I wana see number 3 already! #santacruzframpton3
— Jamie Conlan (@JamieConlan11) January 29, 2017