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Carl Frampton's rematch with Leo Santa Cruz to be shown live on Sky Sports

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Highlights of the first meeting between Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclays Center in New York

Carl Frampton's eagerly-awaited rematch with Leo Santa Cruz will be shown live on Sky Sports.

The two featherweights are expected to produce another epic battle when they meet again at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on January 29.

Frampton claimed a career-best points win over Santa Cruz in July, earning a majority decision victory after a fight-of-the-year contender in New York.

The Belfast man will defend his newly-claimed WBA featherweight title against Santa Cruz in the return bout and another triumph would cement his status as one of the top fighters in a star-filled division.

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 30:  Leo Santa Cruz of Mexico (gold trunks) fights Carl Frampton of Northern Ireland (blue trunks) during their  12 round WBA Super  fe
Image: Frampton completed a thrilling points win over Santa Cruz in the summer

Dejan Zlaticanin defends his WBC lightweight title against Mikey Garcia as part of the undercard for Frampton-Santa Cruz II.

Adam Smith, Head of Sky Sports Boxing, said: "We're continuing a wonderful start to the year with Carl Frampton's hotly-anticipated rematch against Leo Santa Cruz.

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"They produced a classic fight in the summer and we are expecting even more fireworks in Las Vegas next month.  

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"It continues an exciting start to our schedule, with James DeGale kicking off 2017 with a super-middleweight world title unification clash against Badou Jack in New York on January 14, also live on Sky Sports." 

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