Carl Frampton To Fight Leo Santa Cruz in New York

IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton has  agreed to fight with world featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz in this summer. The actual fight date of Carl Frampton vs Leo Santa Cruz is not officially announced but it much likely to be in late July 2016.

It is confirmed that Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz had signed up for the fight and it will take place in New York. The fight will be for the Leo Santa Cruz WBC featherweight titles.

In February, Frampton beat Scott Quigg in a super-bantamweight unification bout and won WBA belt but later stripped the WBA crown because he did not agree to a defence against mandatory challenger Guillermo Rigondeaux.

Carl Frampton vs Leo Santa Cruz fight dateIt is likely to be a co-featured fight in some PPV event but officially TV coverage details are not declared yet.

Carl Frampton vs Leo Santa Cruz Fight Details

DATE Late in July 2016
VENUE Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
TV COVERAGE PPV event as co-featured fight
TITLES Leo Santa Cruz’s WBA featherweight title


The 27-year old Mexican fighter, Santa Cruz is a three-weight world champion and is undefeated in his 33 professional contests. He is very popular in the USA and recently, Santa Cruz defended his WBA featherweight title against Spain’s Kiko Martinez.