WATCH: The moment Carl Frampton became a two-weight World Champion

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It would bring a tear to your eye.

Carl Frampton defeated Leo Santa Cruz tonight in an enthralling clash of styles at the Barclays Centre in New York.

With the close bout ruled a majority decision – and with the winning cards being seemingly wide at 117-111 and 116-112 – the Irish boxing family held its breath and were rewarded with a majority decision win for ‘The Jackal

Watch the video of the result being announced below:

Joe O'Neill

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