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Carl Frampton: Buckfast will fuel my fans for early morning Santa Cruz fight

Carl Frampton joked that Buckfast will help see his fanbase through to the early hours of Sunday morning for his title fight against Leo Santa Cruz.

Belfast's Jackal takes on Santa Cruz for the WBA World featherweight title in the New York Borough of Brooklyn.

And he's vowed to knock him out.

However, for those local fans not able to make the leap across the pond to see the bout they face a possible 4am start on Sunday, just to see the fighters touch gloves.

Asked during a press conference in New York how his fans will see it through to the see the fight, Frampton believes the famous - or infamous -  Lurgan champagne will come to their aid.

"I was going to say coffee, but they'll all be on the booze.

"Do you know what Buckfast is?

"They have some of that and they'll be alright."

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