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Frampton v Santa Cruz: Warrior Carl fights like the great Mexicans, says champ Garcia

By David Kelly

Mikey Garcia may be hoping that he and fellow Mexican Leo Santa Cruz enjoy a World title double success in Las Vegas tonight but he still admits to being a fan of Carl Frampton.

Two-weight world champion Garcia was one of the best pound for pound fighters in the world before suffering two years out of the ring as he battled to be released from his contract with the Top Rank promotional company. Having eased back with a win on the undercard of the first Frampton-Santa Cruz clash last summer, he now steps up to meet WBC World lightweight champion Dejan Zlaticanin.

Victory would see him emulate Santa Cruz by becoming a three-weight champion, while he would love to see his old friend reclaim the WBA World featherweight belt.

"I thought the first fight was great. I expected Santa Cruz to win but Frampton surprised me," said Garcia.

"Leo was the bigger guy but Frampton was smart and countered and then got out of the way," he added.

"The way he countered and stepped to the side meant he was scoring a lot of points. I became a fan of Carl after the first Santa Cruz fight," said Garcia, whose family have had four generations of fighters.

"I would like to see Leo win so then we get a third fight because I'm a boxing fan and those are the fights that people want to see - and also Leo and I go right back to our amateur days so we're very close.

"If things go the way they did the first time then obviously Frampton can win again, it's a 50-50 fight - it's that close.

"I have to say I like Frampton's style, he's almost like a Mexican. It's different from a lot of UK fighters and the way he fought Scott Quigg in their super-bantamweight unification fight, I thought that was great."

As for his own battle for a third title, Garcia is confident of once more climbing to the top of the world boxing.

"I plan to win my third title in my third weight division on Saturday, and I also plan on being the champion in the next weight division by the end of this year, which would make me a champion in four divisions," he said.

"All of that adds to your legacy and your status as a champion," he added.

Carl Frampton on the scales during Fridays weigh-in at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas ahead of Saturdays rematch against Leo Santa Cruz for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Carl Frampton on the scales during Fridays weigh-in at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas ahead of Saturdays rematch against Leo Santa Cruz for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton on the scales during Fridays weigh-in at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas ahead of Saturdays rematch against Leo Santa Cruz for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Leo Santa Cruz on the scales during Fridays weigh-in at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas ahead of Saturdays rematch against Carl Frampton for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton on the scales during Fridays weigh-in at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas ahead of Saturdays rematch against Leo Santa Cruz for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz fans waiting to get into Fridays weigh-in at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas ahead of Saturdays rematch for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry A Mexican band entertain fans during Fridays weigh-in at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas ahead of Saturdays rematch for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry A Mexican band entertain fans during Fridays weigh-in at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas ahead of Saturdays rematch for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz fans waiting to get into Fridays weigh-in at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas ahead of Saturdays rematch for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz fans during Fridays weigh-in at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas ahead of Saturdays rematch for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz fans during Fridays weigh-in at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas ahead of Saturdays rematch for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz fans waiting to get into Fridays weigh-in at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas ahead of Saturdays rematch for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz fans during Fridays weigh-in at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas ahead of Saturdays rematch for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz fans during Fridays weigh-in at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas ahead of Saturdays rematch for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Fans of Carl Frampton make a lot of noise during Fridays weigh-in at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas ahead of Saturdays rematch with Leo Santa Cruz for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz fans during Fridays weigh-in at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas ahead of Saturdays rematch for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Fans of Carl Frampton make a lot of noise during Fridays weigh-in at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas ahead of Saturdays rematch with Leo Santa Cruz for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Fans of Carl Frampton make a lot of noise during Fridays weigh-in at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas ahead of Saturdays rematch with Leo Santa Cruz for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Fans of Carl Frampton make a lot of noise during Fridays weigh-in at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas ahead of Saturdays rematch with Leo Santa Cruz for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Fans of Carl Frampton make a lot of noise during Fridays weigh-in at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas ahead of Saturdays rematch with Leo Santa Cruz for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Fans of Carl Frampton make a lot of noise during Fridays weigh-in at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas ahead of Saturdays rematch with Leo Santa Cruz for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Fans of Carl Frampton make a lot of noise during Fridays weigh-in at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas ahead of Saturdays rematch with Leo Santa Cruz for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton on the scales during Fridays weigh-in at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas ahead of Saturdays rematch against Leo Santa Cruz for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Fans of Carl Frampton make a lot of noise during Fridays weigh-in at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas ahead of Saturdays rematch with Leo Santa Cruz for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton on the scales during Fridays weigh-in at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas ahead of Saturdays rematch against Leo Santa Cruz for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton on the scales during Fridays weigh-in at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas ahead of Saturdays rematch against Leo Santa Cruz for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton on the scales during Fridays weigh-in at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas ahead of Saturdays rematch against Leo Santa Cruz for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton on the scales during Fridays weigh-in at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas ahead of Saturdays rematch against Leo Santa Cruz for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Leo Santa Cruz on the scales during Fridays weigh-in at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas ahead of Saturdays rematch against Carl Frampton for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Leo Santa Cruz on the scales during Fridays weigh-in at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas ahead of Saturdays rematch against Carl Frampton for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Leo Santa Cruz on the scales during Fridays weigh-in at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas ahead of Saturdays rematch against Carl Frampton for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz face each other during Fridays weigh-in at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas ahead of Saturdays rematch for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz face each other during Fridays weigh-in at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas ahead of Saturdays rematch for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz face each other during Fridays weigh-in at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas ahead of Saturdays rematch for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz face each other during Fridays weigh-in at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas ahead of Saturdays rematch for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz face each other during Fridays weigh-in at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas ahead of Saturdays rematch for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz face each other during Fridays weigh-in at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas ahead of Saturdays rematch for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz face each other during Fridays weigh-in at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas ahead of Saturdays rematch for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz face each other during Fridays weigh-in at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas ahead of Saturdays rematch for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz face each other during Fridays weigh-in at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas ahead of Saturdays rematch for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz face each other during Fridays weigh-in at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas ahead of Saturdays rematch for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz face each other during Fridays weigh-in at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas ahead of Saturdays rematch for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Barry McGuigan and Carl Frampton during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Carl will fight Leo Santa Cruz in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Carl will fight Leo Santa Cruz in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton and manager Barry McGuigan during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Carl will fight Leo Santa Cruz in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz during Thursday's press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Leo Santa Cruz will meet Carl Frampton in the ring in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Carl will fight Leo Santa Cruz in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Carl Frampton during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Carl will fight Leo Santa Cruz in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Carl will fight Leo Santa Cruz in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Leo Santa Cruz during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Leo Santa Cruz will meet Carl Frampton in the ring in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton and manager Barry McGuigan during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Carl will fight Leo Santa Cruz in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Leo Santa Cruz during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Leo Santa Cruz will meet Carl Frampton in the ring in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton and manager Barry McGuigan during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Carl will fight Leo Santa Cruz in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Richard Sturm during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Leo Santa Cruz will meet Carl Frampton in the ring in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Leo Santa Cruz and his father Jose during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Leo Santa Cruz will meet Carl Frampton in the ring in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Barry McGuigan during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Leo Santa Cruz will meet Carl Frampton in the ring in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Barry McGuigan during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Leo Santa Cruz will meet Carl Frampton in the ring in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Barry McGuigan during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Leo Santa Cruz will meet Carl Frampton in the ring in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Lee Selby during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Leo Santa Cruz will meet Carl Frampton in the ring in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Lee Selby during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Leo Santa Cruz will meet Carl Frampton in the ring in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Josh Taylor during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Leo Santa Cruz will meet Carl Frampton in the ring in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Leo Santa Cruz during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Leo Santa Cruz will meet Carl Frampton in the ring in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Josh Taylor during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Leo Santa Cruz will meet Carl Frampton in the ring in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Barry McGuigan and Carl Frampton during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Carl will fight Leo Santa Cruz in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Barry McGuigan and Carl Frampton during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Carl will fight Leo Santa Cruz in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Carl will fight Leo Santa Cruz in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Carl will fight Leo Santa Cruz in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Leo Santa Cruz during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Leo Santa Cruz will meet Carl Frampton in the ring in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Leo Santa Cruz and Carl Frampton during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. They will mmet in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Leo Santa Cruz during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Leo Santa Cruz will meet Carl Frampton in the ring in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Leo Santa Cruz during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Leo Santa Cruz will meet Carl Frampton in the ring in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Leo Santa Cruz and Carl Frampton during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. They will mmet in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Leo Santa Cruz and Carl Frampton during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. They will mmet in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Leo Santa Cruz and Carl Frampton during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. They will mmet in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Carl will fight Leo Santa Cruz in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Carl will fight Leo Santa Cruz in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. They will mmet in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. They will mmet in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Carl will fight Leo Santa Cruz in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. They will mmet in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. They will mmet in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. They will mmet in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. They will mmet in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. They will mmet in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. They will mmet in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. They will mmet in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. They will mmet in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. They will mmet in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. They will mmet in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. They will mmet in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. They will mmet in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 26th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz during Thursdays press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. They will mmet in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Carl Frampton during his public training session at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Carl will fight Leo Santa Cruz in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Leo Santa Cruz during his public training session at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Leo Santa Cruz will be trying to win his belt back from Champion Carl Frampton in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Leo Santa Cruz during his public training session at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Leo Santa Cruz will be trying to win his belt back from Champion Carl Frampton in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton during his public training session at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Carl will fight Leo Santa Cruz in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton during his public training session at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Carl will fight Leo Santa Cruz in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton during his public training session at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Carl will fight Leo Santa Cruz in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton during his public training session at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Carl will fight Leo Santa Cruz in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton during his public training session at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Carl will fight Leo Santa Cruz in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton during his public training session at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Carl will fight Leo Santa Cruz in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry The Corona Girls pictured at the public training session at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry The Corona Girls pictured at the public training session at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry The Corona Girls pictured at the public training session at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton fans watch their hero during his public training session at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Carl will fight Leo Santa Cruz in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Leo Santa Cruz during his public training session at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Leo Santa Cruz will be trying to win his belt back from Champion Carl Frampton in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton fans watch their hero during his public training session at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Carl will fight Leo Santa Cruz in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Leo Santa Cruz during his public training session at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Leo Santa Cruz will be trying to win his belt back from Champion Carl Frampton in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Leo Santa Cruz during his public training session at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Leo Santa Cruz will be trying to win his belt back from Champion Carl Frampton in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Leo Santa Cruz during his public training session at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Leo Santa Cruz will be trying to win his belt back from Champion Carl Frampton in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Leo Santa Cruz during his public training session at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Leo Santa Cruz will be trying to win his belt back from Champion Carl Frampton in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton during his public training session at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Carl will fight Leo Santa Cruz in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton during his public training session at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Carl will fight Leo Santa Cruz in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton during his public training session at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Carl will fight Leo Santa Cruz in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton during his public training session at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Carl will fight Leo Santa Cruz in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton during his public training session at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Carl will fight Leo Santa Cruz in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton during his public training session at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Carl will fight Leo Santa Cruz in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton during his public training session at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Carl will fight Leo Santa Cruz in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton during his public training session at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Carl will fight Leo Santa Cruz in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton fans watch their hero during his public training session at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Carl will fight Leo Santa Cruz in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton fans watch their hero during his public training session at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Carl will fight Leo Santa Cruz in a rematch for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena. Photo William Cherry/Presseye

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