There is a rematch clause claims Ring ‘source’

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While he claimed he had no problem giving Leo Santa Cruz a rematch, Carl Frampton was unsure if there was a rematch clause in the contract when quizzed post-fight on Saturday.

He instantly referred the question to those around him at the top table, and the general consensus was that there was no return written into the original contract.

However, according to, a rematch clause was put into contract for Leo Santa Cruz’s unsuccessful WBA featherweight title defence against ‘The Jackal’.

The Bible of Boxing claims a ‘source’, who wished to remain anonymous because of a ‘confidentiality agreement related to contractual matters’ revealed the Mexican can invoke a return. 

According to The Ring’s source, the three weight World Champion can exercise his rematch rights immediately – or take another fight before enforcing the clause in the contract.

Santa Cruz has claimed he wants an immediate repeat, but would prefer it in LA, while Frampton, who has a whole host of suitors, said he would love to bring the fighter he dethroned in New York, back to Belfast.

Such was the quality of the World title fight that there will certainly be a fan desire to see it again. In saying that, so exciting and special was Frampton’s display that fight fans around the World are just keen to see him back in the ring again.


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