LEO SANTA CRUZ reclaimed the WBA featherweight title, executing a brilliant game plan to dethrone Carl Frampton in a rematch of their epic first fight last night (Jan 28) in front of 10,085 raucous fans at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
With the scores 114-114 draw, and 115-113 twice, both fighters now own a majority decision and promised to settle the score in a trilogy.
As was the case in the first fight, the rematch was fought at times at a blistering pace, especially in the second half. Frampton and Santa Cruz combined to throw 193 punches in the final round, 90 of which were thrown by Frampton, the most he threw in any round of the fight.
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