Frampton vs Santa Cruz Results From Vegas – Showtime Boxing and the Premier Boxing Champions were at the MGM Grand on Saturday, January 28th with a huge night of boxing headlined by the WBA featherweight world title rematch between Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz.
The atmosphere in the MGM Grand for this “Ireland vs Mexico” match-up was electric, and the two men picked up where their last fight left off. Frampton and Santa Cruz are a contrast in many ways but they are very evenly matched and both men took the experience of the first fight into the ring with them. The first match ended in a majority decision in Frampton’s favor back in July and after another twelve rounds last night, Santa Cruz was judged to have won a majority decision, setting up the inevitable trilogy.
The first of the evening’s world title fights saw WBC 135-pound champion Dejan Zlaticanin was making his first title defense against highly regarded Mikey Garcia. Garcia entered the fight 35-0 and he was favored to defeat Zlaticaniin, who was 22-0 in his own right. Garcia was making just his second appearance in roughly three years but it did not take long for the 28-year-old to establish himself. Garcia got the stoppage in round three to take home a world title in a third weight class.
A third world title fight on the card was cancelled when Jonathan Barros of Argentina failed to meet Nevada’s licensing requirements. IBF featherweight titleholder Lee Selby will return home to England with the belt still around his waist.
Frampton vs Santa Cruz Results From Vegas
Check back later for more reports from TSS correspondents who attended the fights live.
Saturday, January 28th, 2017 – MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada
126 LBS 12 RDS: Leo Santa Cruz def Carl Frampton via MD (115-113,115-113,114-114)
135 LBS 12 RDS: Mikey Garcia def Dejan Zlaticanin via TKO in RD 3 @2:21.
140 LBS 10 RDS: Josh Taylor def Alfonso Olvera via UD (79-72,78-73,78-73)
135 LBS 8 RDS: Ivan Redkach def Demond Brock via TKO in RD 8 @2:30.
168 LBS 8 RDS: David Benavidez def Sherali Mamadjanov by KO in RD 2 @1:04.
147 LBS 6 RDS: Herbert Acevedo def Chris Singleton via UD (58-54,58-54,58-54)
126 LBS 6 RDS: Leduan Barthelemy def Jesus Aguinaga via UD (59-55,58-56,58-56)
118 LBS 4 RDS: Antonio Santa Cruz def Victor Torres via UD (38-37,38-37,38-37)
126 LBS 4 RDS: Luis Gerardo Perez def Javier Cepeda via KO in RD 2.
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