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Frampton v Santa Cruz and Selby v Barros on Saturday.

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Sluffy

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Two great fights on the same bill in Vegas at the weekend, the rematch of Frampton against Santa Cruz (Frampton stepped up in weight to give three weight world champion Santa Cruz his first ever defeat and Selby (The Welsh Mayweather) on the undercard in an attempt to get better exposure in the USA v an a tough Argentinian who has a 41-4 record but never held a world title.

Taking Selby first, the idea is for Selby to fight the winner of the Frampton fight and unify the world championship at the weight - so he can't afford to blow his big chance by losing to Barros.

Barros record shows that he is no mug but he hasn't in his career fought anyone of note and at the age of 30 you would have thought there was a reason for that - he's either good and they are avoiding him or he's not good enough to make a match and draw a crowd in.

I think it is probably the latter so Selby should win.

Frampton I think is a wonderful boxer - he won The Ring magazines Fighter of the Year award for his victory over Santa Cruz and Bury's Scott Quigg - - both top fighters.

It's going to be a tough bout to call though I think with Santa Cruz knowing this time fully what he is up against, plus being a Mexican (and boxing in Vegas) having a lot of supporters there on the night (their previous bout being in New York).

Santa Cruz is well regarded in America but I think Frampton is as good as fighter pound for pound as anyone at the moment so my money would be on him to win.

Hope I'm right on both fighters.

The British are coming!

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Norpig

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i'll be watching, i said this on the ITV player thread but i've just finally got Sky Sports so can now watch all the boxing i've been missing.

Frampton with a win and hopefully Selby too

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John McGinlay
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Not without paying for the box office events

Norpig

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John McGinlay
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they still have a lot of boxing on sky sports BTID, these fights aren't pay per view and neither was Degale, but yes the really big fights will be pay per view

Sluffy

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Selby fight OFF.

Seems the Argentinian is a bit dodgy or something!?

Lee Selby's IBF featherweight world title defence against Jonathan Victor Barros is off after the Argentine failed to meet "fight requirements".

The decision was announced on stage before Friday's weigh-in in Las Vegas, just over 24 hours before the fight was meant to take place.

The Nevada Athletic Commission did not give an explanation other than Barros had not met its requirements.

Welshman Selby, 29, said the decision left him "close to tears".


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/38778645

Sluffy

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A great fight yet again but Frampton lost this time.

Carl Frampton lost for the first time in his professional career as Leo Santa Cruz beat him on points in Las Vegas to regain the WBA featherweight title.

Mexico's Santa Cruz, 28, got a deserved verdict in an all-action contest, and afterwards promised to fight Northern Ireland's Frampton for a third time.

One judge scored it a draw, but the other two favoured Santa Cruz 115-113.

"Leo probably deserved it. It was my fault and I want to apologise to the travelling fans," said Frampton, 29.

"I hope we can do it again - we need to do it again."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/38786911

Norpig

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John McGinlay
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Frampton is a class act in and out of the ring. don't think i've ever seen a fighter applaud the winner after the score cards were read out. Should be another fight by the sounds of it.

Sluffy

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Norpig wrote:Frampton is a class act in and out of the ring. don't think i've ever seen a fighter applaud the winner after the score cards were read out. Should be another fight by the sounds of it.

Can't see one happening anytime soon though.

Cruz will want easier fights and milk his crown a bit and Frampton may go down the Selby route for his next fight.

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