Frampton v Santa Cruz TV details announced

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Carl Frampton’s WBA featherweight title fight with Leo Santa Cruz will be shown live on this side of the Atlantic by Boxnation TV.

The sizzling showdown between two of the world’s very best fighters has long been mooted but at the Barclays Center in New York on July 30th someone’s unbeaten record will be lost in a clash that has fight of the year written all over it.

Belfast’s Frampton [22(14)-0] has vacated his super bantamweight World Titles to make the move up to the 126lbs division where he will challenge Mexican-American star Santa Cruz [32(18)-0-1], for the WBA World Featherweight Championship.

This latest challenge for Frampton comes straight after his one sided victory back in February 2016 against Bury’s Scott Quigg in Manchester. Frampton, trained and mentored by father and son duo Barry and Shane McGuigan has set his sights on conquering a second weight division, for the same title Barry McGuigan previously held 30 years ago during his career.

Carl Frampton’s manager and Promoter Barry McGuigan “We are thrilled that BoxNation will broadcast the biggest fight of Carl Frampton’s career to date against undefeated three weight World champion Leo Santa Cruz. This contest has all the ingredients needed to be fight of the year, as the all-action style of Santa Cruz collides with Frampton’s counter-punching and power. A Frampton victory would see Carl become the first Northern Irishman in history to win World titles at two weight classes.”

“New York is a prestigious fighting city where some of the greatest fights in history have taken place so there could be no better venue for this great match up. Watch it live and exclusively on Boxnation on July 30th, fight fans you are in for a treat.”

Frank Warren, Chairman of BoxNation, added that “we are delighted to have landed this fight exclusively live on BoxNation. It is great to have Carl back fighting on our channel, the same place he won his first World Title back in 2014.”

“Both Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz are renowned for their exciting and all-action fighting styles. This is a genuine 50-50 fight and one that has been talked about for a while, so we are very pleased that BoxNation will be the UK and Irish broadcaster of a showdown that has all the makings to go down in the history of the sport.”

Frampton v Santa Cruz is exclusively live on BoxNation (Sky/Freeview/Virgin/TalkTalk/Online & App) on July 30th. Buy now at boxnation.com.

The channel is available on Sky (Ch.437), Freeview (Ch.255), Virgin (Ch.546), TalkTalk (Ch.415), online at watch.boxnation.com and via apps (ios, Android, Amazon). BoxNation is also available in high definition on Sky (Ch. 490), at no extra cost to Sky TV subscribers, providing they are already HD enabled.

BoxNation is also available to commercial premises (inc. pubs, clubs and casino’s) in the UK and Ireland, for more information on a commercial subscription please call 0844 842 7700.

For more information visit www.boxnation.com

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Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: [email protected]