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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 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

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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

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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

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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 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

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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

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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

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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 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 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

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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

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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 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

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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 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

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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 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 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

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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

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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 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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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's cross-community appeal has never been in doubt, and now his manager Barry McGuigan has revealed that a group of nuns have been praying for the two-weight World Champion throughout his career.

McGuigan says he spent time with the nuns during his own glittering career when he rose to become World Featherweight Champion, and has continued to meet with them, at times through some dark periods such as when he lost his brother Dermot to suicide and when his daughter Danika battled cancer.

"Because Carl means so much to me, I talk to them about Carl, they know all about Carl," said McGuigan. "I have faith in God, it's important for me that it is part of my life. I'm never going to be a Bible basher and stick it down people's throats, it's just who I am and I need that because I've had a lot of tribulations in my life.

"I've been going to the nuns for 35 years. They used to be in the Cliftonville Road but their numbers have dwindled and there's only two left - one is 87 and the other 84 and they're now based in Carlow. I go and have a chat with them and ask them how their life is and we talk about Carl - they've been praying for him for a long time."

Frampton said: "It's incredible to think that nuns are praying for a wee lad from Tigers Bay."

McGuigan is impressed with how Frampton is handling the high expectations of him. "Success breeds success but it also puts unbelievable pressure on you. This is the biggest stage in world boxing, Las Vegas, and there's a lot of pressure but he loves pressure - he thrives on it.

"It's great to see the amount of support coming into Vegas to support him and people have made big sacrifices to get here. We even heard about a guy who was ditched by his fiancee because he said he was coming - hopefully they can patch that up!"

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland  - 6th November 2009  - Picture by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye - Barry Hearn in association with Brian Peters Promotions presents Sky Sports fight night at the Meadowbank Sports Arena, Magerafelt, Northern Ireland.  Super-Bantamweight Contest - Carl Frampton v Ignac Kassai.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 6th November 2009 - Picture by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye - Barry Hearn in association with Brian Peters Promotions presents Sky Sports fight night at the Meadowbank Sports Arena, Magerafelt, Northern Ireland. Super-Bantamweight Contest - Carl Frampton v Ignac Kassai.

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Pacemaker Press 12/6/10 Carl Frampton on his way to victory against Ian Bailey at the King' Hall Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

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Barry McGuigan Presents Boxing at The Ulster Hall.
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©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 18th September 2010 Barry McGuigan Presents Boxing at The Ulster Hall. Carl Frampton v Yuriy Voronin in 8x3 Min Rounds ©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

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Carl Frampton fights Yuri Voronin in Ulster Hall, Belfast
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Carl Frampton fights Yuri Voronin in Ulster Hall, Belfast ©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 18th September 2010 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry

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Carl Frampton won the Celtic super-bantamweight title at the Ulster Hall on Friday night against Gavin Reid.

Carl Frampton won the Celtic super-bantamweight title at the Ulster Hall on Friday night against Gavin Reid.

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Official title fight for the vacant Commonwealth Super Bantamweight belt between Carl Frampton and Mark Quon at the Odyssey arena, Belfast. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.10/9/11 PACEMAKER BELFAST.

Official title fight for the vacant Commonwealth Super Bantamweight belt between Carl Frampton and Mark Quon at the Odyssey arena, Belfast. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.10/9/11 PACEMAKER BELFAST.

Carl Frampton celebrates successful defence of Commonwealth belt against Kris Hughes

Carl Frampton celebrates successful defence of Commonwealth belt against Kris Hughes

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Title delight: Carl Frampton proves his class as he clinches the  inter-continental crown against Raul Hirales in May 2012

Title delight: Carl Frampton proves his class as he clinches the inter-continental crown against Raul Hirales in May 2012

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Boxing Odyssey: Carl Frampton's stoppage of Steve Molitor in Belfast has increased his profile

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Last time: Carl Frampton and Kiko Martinez during their previous bout at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast in 2013

Last time: Carl Frampton and Kiko Martinez during their previous bout at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast in 2013

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Carl in action against Jeremy Parodi in October 2013

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Carl Frampton demolishes Hugo Cazares in two rounds back in April 2014

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Packing a punch: Carl Frampton lands a blow against Kiko Martinez en route to clinching the IBF World super-bantamweight title at the Titanic slipway last September

Carl Frampton (right) against Chris Avalos in February 2015

Carl Frampton (right) against Chris Avalos in February 2015

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First to the punch: Frampton lands a blow on Gonzalez jr during the World title fight in El Paso, Texas PRESSEYE

First to the punch: Frampton lands a blow on Gonzalez jr during the World title fight in El Paso, Texas PRESSEYE

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Carl Frampton fighting Scott Quigg. Photo: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

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