IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton has reached and agreement to fight Leo Santa Cruz and the fight is likely to take place in July at the Barclays Center, New York. The date of the fight is yet to be confirmed but it is likely to be in late July 2016 and should be announced in the first official press conference.
It will be the title fight for the Leo Santa Cruz WBC featherweight titles. Carl Frampton recently defeated Scott Quigg back in February to defend his Bantamweight title and also won Quigg’s WBA super-bantamweight title but it has to be vacated after Frampton opted not to fight first mandatory challenger Guillermo Rigondeaux. Frampton-Santa Cruz is a massive fight and two world champions at peak of their careers will make it and interesting contest. As far as the TV coverage is concerned it is highly likely to be part of some PPV event as a co-featured event but more details will be announced soon.
|DATE||Late July 2016|
|VENUE||Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York|
|TV COVERAGE||Highly likely to be part of some Showtime PPV event as co-featured fight|
|TITLES||Leo Santa Cruz’s WBA featherweight title will be on the line|
|OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT||We can expect the official confirmation from both camps by the end of the April 2016|
Undefeated Leo Santa Cruz is highly rated fighter in the US and has massive following. His career record stands at 32 wins in 33 fights with 1 draw and 18 knockouts. He recently defeated Kiko Martinez back in February 2015. Both Santa Cruz and Fampton are avoiding Guillermo Rigondeaux who has still undefeated fans favorite.
But make no mistake about it Frampton vs Santa Cruz is a massive fight and a very competitive one. Its a dangerous fight for Frampton who was hoping for a UK location for the fight but agreed to fight on US Soil.