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LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 28:  Leo Santa Cruz (L) lands a punch on Carl Frampton during their WBA featherweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cruz took Frampton's title with a majority decision win.  (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 28: Leo Santa Cruz (L) lands a punch on Carl Frampton during their WBA featherweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cruz took Frampton's title with a majority decision win. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

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Carl Frampton is dejected after losing his WBA featherweight title to Leo Santa Cruz at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas.  Photo William Cherry/Presseye

Carl Frampton is dejected after losing his WBA featherweight title to Leo Santa Cruz at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas. Photo William Cherry/Presseye

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 28:  Kenny Bayless holds up Leo Santa Cruz's hand after he was announced as the winner by majority decision in his WBA featherweight title fight against Carl Frampton at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 28: Kenny Bayless holds up Leo Santa Cruz's hand after he was announced as the winner by majority decision in his WBA featherweight title fight against Carl Frampton at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 28:  Carl Frampton (C) is shown after losing his WBA featherweight title to Leo Santa Cruz at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cruz took the title with a majority decision win. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 28: Carl Frampton (C) is shown after losing his WBA featherweight title to Leo Santa Cruz at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cruz took the title with a majority decision win. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 28:  Leo Santa Cruz celebrates after defeating Carl Frampton by majority decision to win their WBA featherweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 28: Leo Santa Cruz celebrates after defeating Carl Frampton by majority decision to win their WBA featherweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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Carl Frampton is dejected after losing his WBA featherweight title to Leo Santa Cruz at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas.  Photo William Cherry/Presseye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 28th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton is dejected after losing his WBA featherweight title to Leo Santa Cruz at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas. Photo William Cherry/Presseye

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Carl Frampton is dejected after losing his WBA featherweight title to Leo Santa Cruz at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas.  Photo William Cherry/Presseye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 28th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton is dejected after losing his WBA featherweight title to Leo Santa Cruz at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas. Photo William Cherry/Presseye

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Leo Santa Cruz celebrates after defeating Carl Frampton to regain his WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas.  Photo William Cherry/Presseye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 28th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Leo Santa Cruz celebrates after defeating Carl Frampton to regain his WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas. Photo William Cherry/Presseye

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Leo Santa Cruz celebrates after defeating Carl Frampton to regain his WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas.  Photo William Cherry/Presseye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 28th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Leo Santa Cruz celebrates after defeating Carl Frampton to regain his WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas. Photo William Cherry/Presseye

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Carl Frampton is dejected after losing his WBA featherweight title to Leo Santa Cruz at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas.  Photo William Cherry/Presseye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 28th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton is dejected after losing his WBA featherweight title to Leo Santa Cruz at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas. Photo William Cherry/Presseye

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Leo Santa Cruz celebrates after defeating Carl Frampton to regain his WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas.  Photo William Cherry/Presseye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 28th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Leo Santa Cruz celebrates after defeating Carl Frampton to regain his WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas. Photo William Cherry/Presseye

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Carl Frampton is dejected after losing his WBA featherweight title to Leo Santa Cruz at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas.  Photo William Cherry/Presseye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 28th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton is dejected after losing his WBA featherweight title to Leo Santa Cruz at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas. Photo William Cherry/Presseye

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Leo Santa Cruz celebrates after defeating Carl Frampton to regain his WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas.  Photo William Cherry/Presseye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 28th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Leo Santa Cruz celebrates after defeating Carl Frampton to regain his WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas. Photo William Cherry/Presseye

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Carl Frampton in the ring with Leo Santa Cruz as they fight for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas  Photo William Cherry/Presseye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 28th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton in the ring with Leo Santa Cruz as they fight for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas Photo William Cherry/Presseye

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 28:  Leo Santa Cruz (L) and Carl Frampton battle in the 12th round of their WBA featherweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cruz won by majority decision.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 28: Leo Santa Cruz (L) and Carl Frampton battle in the 12th round of their WBA featherweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cruz won by majority decision. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 28:  Leo Santa Cruz (L) hits Carl Frampton in the first round of their WBA featherweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cruz won by majority decision.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 28: Leo Santa Cruz (L) hits Carl Frampton in the first round of their WBA featherweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cruz won by majority decision. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 28:  Leo Santa Cruz (L) lands a punch on Carl Frampton during their WBA featherweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cruz took Frampton's title with a majority decision win.  (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 28: Leo Santa Cruz (L) lands a punch on Carl Frampton during their WBA featherweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cruz took Frampton's title with a majority decision win. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 28:  Carl Frampton (L) takes a punch from Leo Santa Cruz during their WBA featherweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cruz took Frampton's title with a majority decision win.  (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 28: Carl Frampton (L) takes a punch from Leo Santa Cruz during their WBA featherweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cruz took Frampton's title with a majority decision win. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 28:  Carl Frampton (L) throws a left at Leo Santa Cruz in the 11th round of their WBA featherweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cruz won by majority decision.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 28: Carl Frampton (L) throws a left at Leo Santa Cruz in the 11th round of their WBA featherweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cruz won by majority decision. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 28:  Carl Frampton listens to members of his corner between rounds during his WBA featherweight title fight against Leo Santa Cruz during their at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cruz took Frampton's title with a majority decision win.  (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 28: Carl Frampton listens to members of his corner between rounds during his WBA featherweight title fight against Leo Santa Cruz during their at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cruz took Frampton's title with a majority decision win. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 28:  Leo Santa Cruz (R) hits Carl Frampton with a left in the 11th round of their WBA featherweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cruz won by majority decision.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 28: Leo Santa Cruz (R) hits Carl Frampton with a left in the 11th round of their WBA featherweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cruz won by majority decision. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 28:  Leo Santa Cruz (R) smiles at Carl Frampton at the end of their WBA featherweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cruz won by majority decision.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 28: Leo Santa Cruz (R) smiles at Carl Frampton at the end of their WBA featherweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cruz won by majority decision. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 28:  Carl Frampton (L) gets hit with a punch from Leo Santa Cruz during the 12th round of their WBA featherweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cruz took Frampton's title with a majority decision win.  (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 28: Carl Frampton (L) gets hit with a punch from Leo Santa Cruz during the 12th round of their WBA featherweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cruz took Frampton's title with a majority decision win. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 28:  Carl Frampton (L) throws a left at Leo Santa Cruz in the 10th round of their WBA featherweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cruz won by majority decision.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 28: Carl Frampton (L) throws a left at Leo Santa Cruz in the 10th round of their WBA featherweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cruz won by majority decision. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 28:  Leo Santa Cruz (R) hits Carl Frampton with a right in the 10th round of their WBA featherweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cruz won by majority decision.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 28: Leo Santa Cruz (R) hits Carl Frampton with a right in the 10th round of their WBA featherweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cruz won by majority decision. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 28:  Carl Frampton (R) and Leo Santa Cruz battle during their WBA featherweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 28: Carl Frampton (R) and Leo Santa Cruz battle during their WBA featherweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

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Carl Frampton in the ring with Leo Santa Cruz as they fight for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas  Photo William Cherry/Presseye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 28th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton in the ring with Leo Santa Cruz as they fight for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas Photo William Cherry/Presseye

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Carl Frampton in the ring with Leo Santa Cruz as they fight for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas  Photo William Cherry/Presseye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 28th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton in the ring with Leo Santa Cruz as they fight for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas Photo William Cherry/Presseye

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Carl Frampton in the ring with Leo Santa Cruz as they fight for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas  Photo William Cherry/Presseye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 28th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton in the ring with Leo Santa Cruz as they fight for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas Photo William Cherry/Presseye

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Carl Frampton in the ring with Leo Santa Cruz as they fight for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas  Photo William Cherry/Presseye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 28th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton in the ring with Leo Santa Cruz as they fight for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas Photo William Cherry/Presseye

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Carl Frampton in the ring with Leo Santa Cruz as they fight for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas  Photo William Cherry/Presseye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 28th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton in the ring with Leo Santa Cruz as they fight for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas Photo William Cherry/Presseye

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Carl Frampton in the ring with Leo Santa Cruz as they fight for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas  Photo William Cherry/Presseye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 28th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton in the ring with Leo Santa Cruz as they fight for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas Photo William Cherry/Presseye

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Carl Frampton in the ring with Leo Santa Cruz as they fight for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas  Photo William Cherry/Presseye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 28th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton in the ring with Leo Santa Cruz as they fight for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas Photo William Cherry/Presseye

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Carl Frampton in the ring with Leo Santa Cruz as they fight for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas  Photo William Cherry/Presseye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 28th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton in the ring with Leo Santa Cruz as they fight for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas Photo William Cherry/Presseye

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Carl Frampton in the ring with Leo Santa Cruz as they fight for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas  Photo William Cherry/Presseye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 28th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton in the ring with Leo Santa Cruz as they fight for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas Photo William Cherry/Presseye

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Carl Frampton in the ring with Leo Santa Cruz as they fight for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas  Photo William Cherry/Presseye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 28th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton in the ring with Leo Santa Cruz as they fight for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas Photo William Cherry/Presseye

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Carl Frampton in the ring with Leo Santa Cruz as they fight for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas  Photo William Cherry/Presseye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 28th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton in the ring with Leo Santa Cruz as they fight for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas Photo William Cherry/Presseye

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Carl Frampton in the ring with Leo Santa Cruz as they fight for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas  Photo William Cherry/Presseye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 28th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton in the ring with Leo Santa Cruz as they fight for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas Photo William Cherry/Presseye

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Carl Frampton in the ring with Leo Santa Cruz as they fight for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas  Photo William Cherry/Presseye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 28th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton in the ring with Leo Santa Cruz as they fight for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas Photo William Cherry/Presseye

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Carl Frampton in the ring with Leo Santa Cruz as they fight for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas  Photo William Cherry/Presseye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 28th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton in the ring with Leo Santa Cruz as they fight for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas Photo William Cherry/Presseye

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Carl Frampton in the ring with Leo Santa Cruz as they fight for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas  Photo William Cherry/Presseye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 28th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Carl Frampton in the ring with Leo Santa Cruz as they fight for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas Photo William Cherry/Presseye

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Pete Snodden and Colin Murray at ringside to watch Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz as they fight for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas  Photo William Cherry/Presseye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 28th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Pete Snodden and Colin Murray at ringside to watch Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz as they fight for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas Photo William Cherry/Presseye

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Gary Lightbody at ringside to watch Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz as they fight for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas  Photo William Cherry/Presseye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 28th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Gary Lightbody at ringside to watch Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz as they fight for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas Photo William Cherry/Presseye

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Christine Frampton at ringside to watch her husband Carl Frampton.  Photo William Cherry/Presseye

Christine Frampton at ringside to watch her husband Carl Frampton. Photo William Cherry/Presseye

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at ringside to watch Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz as they fight for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas  Photo William Cherry/Presseye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 28th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry at ringside to watch Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz as they fight for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas Photo William Cherry/Presseye

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Christine Frampton at ringside to watch her husband Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz as they fight for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas  Photo William Cherry/Presseye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 28th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Christine Frampton at ringside to watch her husband Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz as they fight for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas Photo William Cherry/Presseye

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David Haye at ringside to watch Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz as they fight for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas  Photo William Cherry/Presseye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 28th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry David Haye at ringside to watch Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz as they fight for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas Photo William Cherry/Presseye

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Gary Lightbody at ringside to watch Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz as they fight for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas  Photo William Cherry/Presseye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 28th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Gary Lightbody at ringside to watch Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz as they fight for the WBA featherweight title at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas Photo William Cherry/Presseye

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Josh Taylor defeats Alfonso Olvera during their Super Lightweight fight at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas. Photo William Cherry/Presseye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 28th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Josh Taylor defeats Alfonso Olvera during their Super Lightweight fight at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas. Photo William Cherry/Presseye

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The MGM Garen Arena in Las Vegas where Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz will face each other for the WBA featherweight title rematch

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 28th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry The MGM Garen Arena in Las Vegas where Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz will face each other for the WBA featherweight title rematch

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Josh Taylor with Alfonso Olvera during their Super Lightweight fight at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas. Photo William Cherry/Presseye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 28th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Josh Taylor with Alfonso Olvera during their Super Lightweight fight at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas. Photo William Cherry/Presseye

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Josh Taylor with Alfonso Olvera during their Super Lightweight fight at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas. Photo William Cherry/Presseye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 28th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Josh Taylor with Alfonso Olvera during their Super Lightweight fight at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas. 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Josh Taylor with Alfonso Olvera during their Super Lightweight fight at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas. Photo William Cherry/Presseye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 28th January 2017 - Photo by William Cherry Josh Taylor with Alfonso Olvera during their Super Lightweight fight at the MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas. Photo William Cherry/Presseye

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 28: Leo Santa Cruz (L) lands a punch on Carl Frampton during their WBA featherweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cruz took Frampton's title with a majority decision win. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster, And treat those two impostors just the same… Though it is rarely heard said in our world, where greatness is measured in medals and prizes, with victory, titles, fame and adulation, it is still patently true that greatness is how a man or woman meets with defeat, with loss, with the shattering of dreams. How they, quite literally, face up to immense disappointment.

And by that measure, Belfast's Carl Frampton is - even if he should never win another world title - a true great.

I've said it before in relation to Northern Ireland's sporting stars, in particular - our accidental heroes, if you like. How we load them up with expectation, not only of being winners in their chosen field but of personifying a whole tranche of personal qualities which many of the rest of us would struggle to emulate.

Nonetheless, it's quite amazing how many of those individuals have indeed managed to become genuine leaders; and that what started as a sudden and starry personal career has, in so many cases, become a vast reservoir of pride, inspiration and goodwill right across the barriers in our society.

So we can celebrate that, even after his bruising 12 round points defeat to Leo Santa Cruz at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, in spite of it, through it, by means of it as much as by means of his generosity in victory, and though the Tigers Bay fighter is no longer a champion on paper, he has, by every other measure, emerged as a greater figure for us all.

Many would have hidden away from the spotlight, or emptily attributed their defeat to this or that "injustice" or misfortune.

But that isn't Frampton's way. His first tweets after what must have been a heartbreaking loss showed him to be a truly class act and were a lesson in magnanimity: Santa Cruz "was clever and he used his reach well … I think he deserved to win, being honest."

He even tweeted the man who out-fought him on the night: "A great fighter & even better man. We have to do it again. Congratulations champ."

He has that indubitable hallmark of greatness - grace under pressure. He acknowledged the unpleasant truth that on the night Cruz was the better of the two, and allowed himself to look towards a future third bout with the new champ. The idea of going back to square one doesn't faze him.

The courtesy and goodwill this young man from Tigers Bay displays is a testimony not just to his own spirit but also to those who helped to mould his personality: his parents, Craig and Flo, his wife Christine, his manager and coach, Barry and Shane McGuigan.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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 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

©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

©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

©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

©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

©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

©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

©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

©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

©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

©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

©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

©William Cherry / Presseye