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Carl Frampton cannot afford to slip up

Carl Frampton must beat McCreary to reboot his career, writes Daniel Herbert
Carl Frampton
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WHEN Carl Frampton boxes Tyler McCreary at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas on Saturday (November 30), he’ll be hoping for better luck than the last time he fought in Sin City.

It was in January 2017, at the MGM Grand along the famous Strip, that the Belfast star suffered a split decision loss to previous victim Leo Santa Cruz that cost him not only the WBA featherweight title but also a lot of the momentum he had built up over the years.

Frampton split from Cyclone Promotions to hook up with Frank Warren’s Queensberry outfit and then signed a deal with US giants Top Rank, who promote this event (televised on BT Sport 1 in the UK and on ESPN+ in the US).

 

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