News | Jan 24 2017

How Carl Frampton’s Las Vegas debut could eclipse Ricky Hatton’s

Carl Frampton is building a huge following
Carl Frampton
Carl-Frampton  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

RICKY HATTON’S legion of fans took over Las Vegas when the loveable Mancunian fought in Sin City, and this week Carl Frampton’s followers are set to do the same.

Frampton defends his WBA featherweight title against Leo Santa Cruz at the MGM Grand on Saturday in a rematch of their fiery encounter last year.

Though he is fighting thousands of miles away from his hometown, Belfast, there are set to be huge pockets of support for him on the night.