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Carl Frampton could be set for late summer fight in the United States

Speculation has been mounting that the Jackal may face Mexican fighter Leo Santa Cruz in the United States

There has been speculation that north Belfast born world champion boxer Carl Frampton could move up a division to take on world featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz in a fight this summer.

A number of venues have been mentioned for the fight, including Las Vegas and California.

Frampton is also understood to be keen for a rematch with Scott Quigg and the two mandatory challengers for his super-bantamweight belts.

He defeated Quigg in Manchester last month to add the WBA world title to his IBF belt.

American television company Showtime released its spring/summer boxing schedule on Friday and the Frampton versus Santa Cruz fight seems to have been pencilled in for late in the summer with the fight taking place in California or Las Vegas.

It has been reported that the fight has been verbally agreed between Frampton’s camp and Santa Cruz’s in the last 24 hours.

Frampton is the current IBF and WBA world super-bantamweight champion.

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