Feature | Jan 25 2017

Carl Frampton remaining grounded despite hitting the big time in Las Vegas

Carl Frampton may have his own butler in Las Vegas, but he is not getting above his station
Carl Frampton
Carl-Frampton  |  Amanda Westcott/Showtime

CARL FRAMPTON has come a long way from the small halls and leisure centres he used to box in – but he is not letting the bright lights of Las Vegas get to his head.

This Saturday he tops the bill at the iconic MGM Grand Garden Arena in a rematch with Leo Santa Cruz, who he defeated in a barnstorming 12-rounder last year.

His face is plastered all across the sprawling casino and highlights of his win over Santa Cruz are played on billboards down the strip, but the 29-year-old refuses to lose focus.