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Carl Frampton v Leo Santa Cruz: Green and White Army in fine voice for weigh-in

Jackal joins in after bout of Sweet Caroline breaks out

Published 29/07/2016

Carl Frampton at the weigh-in at the Barclays Center’s Resorts World Casino ahead of the WBA World title bout against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Center, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night. Picture William Cherry Presseye
Carl Frampton at the weigh-in at the Barclays Center’s Resorts World Casino ahead of the WBA World title bout against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Center, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night. Picture William Cherry Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 29th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton at the weigh-in at the Barclays Center’s Resorts World Casino ahead of the WBA World title bout against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 29th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton at the weigh-in at the Barclays Center’s Resorts World Casino ahead of the WBA World title bout against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 29th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton at the weigh-in at the Barclays Center’s Resorts World Casino ahead of the WBA World title bout against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 29th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton at the weigh-in at the Barclays Center’s Resorts World Casino ahead of the WBA World title bout against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 29th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton at the weigh-in at the Barclays Center’s Resorts World Casino ahead of the WBA World title bout against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 29th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Barry McGuigan meets Carl Frampton fans at the weigh-in at the Barclays Center’s Resorts World Casino ahead of the WBA World title bout against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 29th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton at the weigh-in at the Barclays Center’s Resorts World Casino ahead of the WBA World title bout against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 29th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Barry McGuigan meets Carl Frampton fans at the weigh-in at the Barclays Center’s Resorts World Casino ahead of the WBA World title bout against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 29th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Barry McGuigan meets Carl Frampton fans at the weigh-in at the Barclays Center’s Resorts World Casino ahead of the WBA World title bout against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 29th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton fans at the weigh-in at the Barclays Center’s Resorts World Casino ahead of the WBA World title bout against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 29th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton fans at the weigh-in at the Barclays Center’s Resorts World Casino ahead of the WBA World title bout against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 29th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton fans at the weigh-in at the Barclays Center’s Resorts World Casino ahead of the WBA World title bout against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 29th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton fans at the weigh-in at the Barclays Center’s Resorts World Casino ahead of the WBA World title bout against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 29th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton parents Craig and Flo pictured with NYPD officers at the weigh-in at the Barclays Center’s Resorts World Casino ahead of the WBA World title bout against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 29th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Christine Frampton with her daughter Carla and Carl's mum Flo at the weigh-in at the Barclays Center’s Resorts World Casino ahead of the WBA World title bout at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 29th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Christine Frampton with her daughter Carla at the weigh-in at the Barclays Center’s Resorts World Casino ahead of the WBA World title bout at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 29th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Christine Frampton with her daughter Carla at the weigh-in at the Barclays CenterÕs Resorts World Casino ahead of the WBA World title bout at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 29th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton fans at the weigh-in at the Barclays Center’s Resorts World Casino ahead of the WBA World title bout against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 29th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry The Barclay Centre arena in Brooklyn where the WBA World title bout between Leo Santa Cruz and Carl Frampton will be held on Saturday night.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 29th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry The Barclay Centre arena in Brooklyn where the WBA World title bout between Leo Santa Cruz and Carl Frampton will be held on Saturday night.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 29th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton at the weigh-in at the Barclays Center’s Resorts World Casino ahead of the WBA World title bout against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 29th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton at the weigh-in at the Barclays Center’s Resorts World Casino ahead of the WBA World title bout against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 29th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Leo Santa Cruz and Carl Frampton go head to head after the weigh-in at the Barclays Center’s Resorts World Casino ahead of the WBA World title bout at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 29th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton at the weigh-in at the Barclays Center’s Resorts World Casino ahead of the WBA World title bout against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 29th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Leo Santa Cruz and Carl Frampton go head to head after the weigh-in at the Barclays Center’s Resorts World Casino ahead of the WBA World title bout at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 29th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Leo Santa Cruz and Carl Frampton go head to head after the weigh-in at the Barclays Center’s Resorts World Casino ahead of the WBA World title bout at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 29th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Leo Santa Cruz and Carl Frampton go head to head after the weigh-in at the Barclays Center’s Resorts World Casino ahead of the WBA World title bout at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 29th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Leo Santa Cruz and Carl Frampton go head to head after the weigh-in at the Barclays Center’s Resorts World Casino ahead of the WBA World title bout at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 29th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Leo Santa Cruz and Carl Frampton go head to head after the weigh-in at the Barclays Center’s Resorts World Casino ahead of the WBA World title bout at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 29th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Leo Santa Cruz at the weigh-in at the Barclays Center’s Resorts World Casino ahead of the WBA World title bout against Carl Frampton at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 29th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Leo Santa Cruz and Carl Frampton go head to head after the weigh-in at the Barclays Center’s Resorts World Casino ahead of the WBA World title bout at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 29th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Leo Santa Cruz and Carl Frampton go head to head after the weigh-in at the Barclays Center’s Resorts World Casino ahead of the WBA World title bout at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 29th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Leo Santa Cruz at the weigh-in at the Barclays Center’s Resorts World Casino ahead of the WBA World title bout against Carl Frampton at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 29th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton meets fans after the weigh-in at the Barclays Center’s Resorts World Casino ahead of the WBA World title bout against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 29th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Leo Santa Cruz at the weigh-in at the Barclays Center’s Resorts World Casino ahead of the WBA World title bout against Carl Frampton at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 29th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton meets fans after the weigh-in at the Barclays Center’s Resorts World Casino ahead of the WBA World title bout against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 29th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton meets fans after the weigh-in at the Barclays Center’s Resorts World Casino ahead of the WBA World title bout against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 29th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton meets fans after the weigh-in at the Barclays Center’s Resorts World Casino ahead of the WBA World title bout against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night.
Carl Frampton was the VIP guest of the New York Mets ahead of his WBA featherweight title fight against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night. He had a tour of Citi Field and met players before being presented with a Jersey on the field of play. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Carl Frampton was the VIP guest of the New York Mets ahead of his WBA featherweight title fight against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night. He had a tour of Citi Field and met players before being presented with a Jersey on the field of play. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Carl Frampton was the VIP guest of the New York Mets ahead of his WBA featherweight title fight against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night. He had a tour of Citi Field where Carl, Shane and Barry McGuigan met Mets first baseman James Loney before being presented with a Jersey on the field of play. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Carl Frampton pictured training at Church Street Boxing Club in New York ahead of his WBA featherweight title fight against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Carl Frampton was the VIP guest of the New York Mets ahead of his WBA featherweight title fight against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night. He had a tour of Citi Field and met players before being presented with a Jersey on the field of play. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Carl Frampton was the VIP guest of the New York Mets ahead of his WBA featherweight title fight against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night. He had a tour of Citi Field and met Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz before being presented with a Jersey on the field of play. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Carl Frampton pictured training at Church Street Boxing Club in New York ahead of his WBA featherweight title fight against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Carl Frampton was the VIP guest of the New York Mets ahead of his WBA featherweight title fight against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night. He had a tour of Citi Field and met players before being presented with a Jersey on the field of play. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Leo Santa Cruz arrives for training at Church Street Boxing Club in New York ahead of his WBA featherweight title fight against Carl Frampton at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Carl Frampton was the VIP guest of the New York Mets ahead of his WBA featherweight title fight against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night. He had a tour of Citi Field and met Mets first baseman James Loney before being presented with a Jersey on the field of play. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Carl Frampton was the VIP guest of the New York Mets ahead of his WBA featherweight title fight against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night. He had a tour of Citi Field and met players before being presented with a Jersey on the field of play. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Carl Frampton pictured training at Church Street Boxing Club in New York ahead of his WBA featherweight title fight against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Carl Frampton pictured training at Church Street Boxing Club in New York ahead of his WBA featherweight title fight against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Leo Santa Cruz arrives for training at Church Street Boxing Club in New York ahead of his WBA featherweight title fight against Carl Frampton at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Carl Frampton pictured training at Church Street Boxing Club in New York ahead of his WBA featherweight title fight against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Carl Frampton pictured training at Champs Gym in New Rochelle, USA ahead of his WBA featherweight title fight against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, New York on Saturday night. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Carl Frampton pictured training at Champs Gym in New Rochelle, USA ahead of his WBA featherweight title fight against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, New York on Saturday night. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Carl Frampton pictured training at Champs Gym in New Rochelle, USA ahead of his WBA featherweight title fight against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, New York on Saturday night. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Carl Frampton pictured training at Champs Gym in New Rochelle, USA ahead of his WBA featherweight title fight against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, New York on Saturday night. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Carl Frampton pictured training at Champs Gym in New Rochelle, USA ahead of his WBA featherweight title fight against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, New York on Saturday night. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Barry McGuigan watches Carl Frampton training at Champs Gym in New Rochelle, USA ahead of his WBA featherweight title fight against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, New York on Saturday night. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Carl Frampton pictured training at Champs Gym in New Rochelle, USA ahead of his WBA featherweight title fight against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, New York on Saturday night. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Carl Frampton pictured training at Champs Gym in New Rochelle, USA ahead of his WBA featherweight title fight against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, New York on Saturday night. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Carl Frampton pictured training at Champs Gym in New Rochelle, USA ahead of his WBA featherweight title fight against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, New York on Saturday night. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Carl Frampton pictured training at Champs Gym in New Rochelle, USA ahead of his WBA featherweight title fight against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, New York on Saturday night. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Carl Frampton pictured training at Champs Gym in New Rochelle, USA ahead of his WBA featherweight title fight against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, New York on Saturday night. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Carl Frampton pictured training at Champs Gym in New Rochelle, USA ahead of his WBA featherweight title fight against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, New York on Saturday night. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Carl Frampton pictured training at Champs Gym in New Rochelle, USA ahead of his WBA featherweight title fight against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, New York on Saturday night. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Carl Frampton pictured training at Champs Gym in New Rochelle, USA ahead of his WBA featherweight title fight against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, New York on Saturday night. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Carl Frampton pictured training at Champs Gym in New Rochelle, USA ahead of his WBA featherweight title fight against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, New York on Saturday night. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Carl Frampton pictured training at Champs Gym in New Rochelle, USA ahead of his WBA featherweight title fight against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, New York on Saturday night. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Carl Frampton pictured training at Champs Gym in New Rochelle, USA ahead of his WBA featherweight title fight against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, New York on Saturday night. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Carl Frampton pictured training at Champs Gym in New Rochelle, USA ahead of his WBA featherweight title fight against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, New York on Saturday night. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Carl Frampton pictured training at Champs Gym in New Rochelle, USA ahead of his WBA featherweight title fight against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, New York on Saturday night. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Carl Frampton pictured training at Champs Gym in New Rochelle, USA ahead of his WBA featherweight title fight against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, New York on Saturday night. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Carl Frampton pictured training at Champs Gym in New Rochelle, USA ahead of his WBA featherweight title fight against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, New York on Saturday night. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Carl Frampton pictured training at Champs Gym in New Rochelle, USA ahead of his WBA featherweight title fight against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, New York on Saturday night. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Carl Frampton pictured training at Champs Gym in New Rochelle, USA ahead of his WBA featherweight title fight against Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn, New York on Saturday night. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry

Carl Frampton may be fighting thousands of miles away in the city that never sleeps, but it may have just been round the corner from his north Belfast childhood home in Tiger's Bay, judging by the fans at the weigh in.

The Jackal weighed in for his WBA featherweight title fight against Leo Santa Cruz at 125.5 pounds, while the Mexican came in 125.4lbs in the 126lb limit bout.

And while American-based Santa Cruz may be considered the home fighter it was the Frampton army that made all the noise in the Barclay's Center for the weigh in.

Santa Cruz was even booed.

While Frampton maintained a poker face giving little away.

Although he did join in with the fans for a bit of Sweet Caroline.








 

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