Leo Santa Cruz And Carl Frampton To Have Rematch

Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz had one of the more exciting fights of this summer and the two will once again square off. 

The details of the fight are still currently not known, but Frampton tweeted that a deal is in place.

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Frampton defeated Santa Cruz via majority decision to become the WBA (super) featherweight champion in their first encounter in July. 

Frampton's trainer Shane McGuigan doesn't see Frampton having trouble knocking out the former champion from Mexico. In fact, McGuigan thought Frampton should have fared better in the first encounter.

“I thought he’d have gone, to be honest,” McGuigan said. "I thought Carl would be able to knock him out. I’m confident Carl can knock him out. Carl hit him clean a few times but a lot of the time they were diffused by Santa Cruz’s arms. He’s got a very tight defence. He hit Frampton flush, 15, 20 times, clean on the chin. Never budged Carl once. So Carl can go into the next fight with a lot of confidence.”

Both sides have been wanting to have a rematch ever since the first fight ended and promoter Al Haymon did say that there is a rematch clause. Santa Cruz's father and trainer, Jose Santa Cruz, wanted a rematch and did not think his son lost the first fight, which was the Mexican's first loss as a professional boxer.

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