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Date set for Frampton's WBA title fight in New York as he vacates IBF belt

The 29-year-old meets featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center in three months’ time.

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CARL FRAMPTON WILL face off against Leo Santa Cruz for the Mexican’s WBA featherweight championship on 30 July in New York, it has been confirmed.

Belfast’s Frampton defeated long-time rival Scott Quigg on points to add the WBA super-bantamweight title to his IBF belt in February.

Frampton, who was subsequently stripped of the WBA belt for failing to fight mandatory challenger Guillermo Rigondeaux, soon set his sights on a bout with three-weight world champion Santa Cruz, who is unbeaten in 33 professional fights.

And 29-year-old Frampton will be in action at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center this summer after vacating his IBF super-bantamweight title.

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