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Frampton vs Santa Cruz II: Carl Frampton calls for third fight with Leo Santa Cruz in Belfast

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Carl Frampton felt Leo Santa Cruz deserved the win in another fight of the year contender between the pair

Carl Frampton has called on Leo Santa Cruz to complete the trilogy with a final showdown in Belfast.

'The Jackal' called for a third decisive showdown immediately after losing his unbeaten record and the WBA 'super' featherweight world title in their Las Vegas rematch in the early hours of Sunday morning.

And Santa Cruz, who regained the title he lost in their first encounter in New York in July, admitted he would be happy to have a third fight but Frampton called for it to take place on his home soil.

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 28:  Leo Santa Cruz celebrates his majority decision win over Carl Frampton after their WBA featherweight title fight at MGM Grand
Image: Leo Santa Cruz regained the WBC

"I hope so, I hope he is a man of his word and we can do it in Belfast," he told Sky Sports in an exclusive interview after the fight.

"I have come to the States twice. We could do it four, five, six times. I hope we do it again.

Frampton loses rematch
Frampton loses rematch

Carl Frampton saw Leo Santa Cruz take his WBA 'super' title back in the Las Vegas return

"I am deeply disappointed but let's have a trilogy and have our names linked together forever and hopefully I can win 2-1."

Santa Cruz took minutes to call for an immediate rematch after losing his WBA 'super' title and unbeaten record.

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Leo Santa Cruz beat Carl Frampton by majority decision and said he wants a third fight with The Jackal

The victor and Frampton were full of respect for each immediately after the rematch levelled the score at 1-1 and the Mexican-born three-weight world champion is ready to complete the trilogy.

"I am a man of my word," he said. "We are both great fighters, we deserve it and let's go again."

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