BOXING: Carl Frampton confirms he will have rematch with Leo Santa Cruz

Carl Frampton on the attack against Leo Santa Cruz
Carl Frampton on the attack against Leo Santa Cruz

Carl Frampton has confirmed he will defend his WBA Featherweight World title against Leo Santa Cruz.

Frampton took the WBA belt off Santa Cruz in New York after winning their clash at the Barclays Centre on points at the end of July.

The Mexican has been calling for a rematch and Frampton confirmed on Twitter on Thursday that a deal has been done.

More details are to follow but it seems likely the fight will take place in the MGM Grand in Las Vegas near the end of January.