The Boxing World reacts to Carl Frampton v Leo Santa Cruz II

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’s fellow Irish fighters were proud of their man

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