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Leo Santa Cruz Caps off Another Memorable Fight Week in Las Vegas With Majority-decision Victory Over Carl Frampton in Their Rematch

Leo Santa Cruz regained his championship status this past Saturday night (Photo: Premier Boxing Champions)

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By Chris Robinson

There was a great buzz throughout Las Vegas this past week, as the city hosted Leo Santa Cruz’s victory over Carl Frampton in their rematch bout inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena. With over 10,000 people in attendance, Mexico’s Santa Cruz and Belfast, North Ireland’s Frampton gave the fans their money’s worth yet again.

In July, Santa Cruz was upset by Frampton over 12 rounds in Brooklyn via majority-decision, but he turned the tables this past Saturday night, boxing and brawling his way towards a majority-decision victory of his own. The crowd was full of supporters for each man and it was another memorable one for the books.

Carl Frampton vs. Leo Santa Cruz II Official Weigh-In from the MGM Grand

Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz will collide again tomorrow night in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

Moments ago, inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., WBA featherweight champion Carl Frampton and former three-division world champion Leo Santa Cruz weighed in ahead of their heavily-anticipated rematch.

The SHOWTIME-televised duel between Frampton (23-0, 14 KO’s) and Santa Cruz (32-1-1, 18 KO’s) figures to be a barnburner once again, as the two men waged a tremendous battle this past July in Brooklyn, New York inside of the Barclays Center, as the Irishman claimed a majority-decision victory.

VIDEO: Carl Frampton vs. Leo Santa Cruz II Final Presser Highlights from Las Vegas

Carl Frampton faces Leo Santa Cruz in a rematch on Saturday night

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Jan. 28, WBA featherweight champion Carl Frampton will face off with former three-division world champion Leo Santa Cruz in a heavily-anticipated rematch set to take place from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev.

Frampton (23-0, 14 KO’s) lost a hotly-contested majority-decision to Santa Cruz (32-1-1, 18 KO’s) this past July inside of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, and the second encounter is expected to be just as lively as an affair as the first.

Fight Week Hits Las Vegas – Carl Frampton vs. Leo Santa Cruz II Goes Down Jan. 28 at the MGM Grand

Robert Garcia and Richard Schaefer in Las Vegas for Fight Week (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

It’s another fight week in Las Vegas, as WBA featherweight world champion Carl Frampton will be facing off in a highly-anticipated rematch with former three-division world champion Leo Santa Cruz. Frampton (23-0, 14 KO’s) will faces Santa Cruz (32-1-1, 18 KO’s) inside of the MGM Grand this Saturday, Jan. 28, in a bout that will be televised via SHOWTIME.

In the evening’s co-feature, former two-division champion Mikey Garcia (35-0, 29 KO’s) will face off with WBC lightweight champion Dejan Zlaticanin (22-0, 15 KO’s) from Montenegro in a pivotal matchup. Also appearing on the undercard will be IBF featherweight champion Lee Selby will faces off with Argentina’s Jonathan Victor Barros, while prospects such as super middleweight David Benavidez, Herbert Acevedo, and Leduan Barthelemy will see action.

PHOTOS: WBA Featherweight Champion Carl Frampton Media Day Ahead of Leo Santa Cruz rematch

Carl Frampton during media day in Las Vegas ahead of his Jan. 28 rematch with Leo Santa Cruz (Photo: 1Tarrell)

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By Chris Robinson

On Tuesday, Jan. 17, WBA featherweight champion Carl Frampton shook out for the media ahead of his Jan. 28 rematch with former three-division world champion Leo Santa Cruz. The sequel is set to air on SHOWTIME Championship Boxing from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev.

Frampton (23-1, 14 KO’s) is already in the city, and could be found hosting the press and doing a light workout during media day inside of the Porter Hy-Performance Center just north of the Strip. His first fight with Santa Cruz (32-1-1, 18 KO’s) took place this past July 30 inside of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, as the Northern Ireland native pulled out a majority decision in an excellent scrap over his rugged Mexican foe.

Carl Framption defends IBF junior featherweight belt with 5th round TKO over tough Chris Avalos

Carl Frampton remains undefeated following his victory over Chris Avalos (Photo: Twitter)

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By Chris Robinson

UK star Carl Frampton made the first defense of the IBF junior featherweight title with a 5th round stoppage over brave mandatory challenger Chris Avalos in front of a sold out crowd of nearly 10,000 at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

The 28-year old Frampton (20-0, 14 KO’s) largely controlled the action against Avalos (25-3, 19 KO’s), who brought a six-fight winning streak into the ring with him prior to the defeat.