Frampton Relinquishes IBF Super Bantamweight Belt Ahead of His Bid for Featherweight Glory

Carl Frampton, Leo Santa Cruz - The Santa Cruz fight at featherweight made the most financial sense for the hugely popular Frampton but the twenty-nine year old undefeated Belfast native wanted to make clear his gratitude to the International Boxing Federation (IBF) ahead of his World featherweight title challenge.

Belfast’s undefeated Carl ‘The Jackal’ Frampton has relinquished his IBF World super bantamweight belt ahead of his WBA Super World featherweight title challenge of California’s undefeated champion Leo Santa Cruz, on July 30 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, USA. In order for Frampton to pursue two-weight World title glory against Santa Cruz this summer, the Northern Irishman must vacate his coveted IBF super bantamweight crown due to mandatory obligations.

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Haskins v Morales Undercard: Selby v Norman; Dixon v Gallagher added to World Title Bill

Wales’ former Olympian and AIBA World Silver Medalist Andrew Selby will bid to become a British champion in only his fifth professional bout, a Welsh record, on Saturday May 14 at Cardiff’s brand new Ice Arena Wales, when he takes on Leicestershire’s former English champion Louis Norman for the vacant British flyweight title. This exciting title bout is part of a huge undercard to Lee Haskins’ first defence of his IBF world bantamweight title against Mexico’s Ivan Morales live on Channel 5.

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Haskins v Morales Undercard: Former Amateur Stars Taylor, Cummings and Thorley Set to Shine in Cardiff on May 14

Scotland’s 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medalist Josh Taylor, Cardiff’s 2014 Commonwealth Games bronze medalist Nathan Thorley and former World Series of Boxing (WSB) star Conrad Cummings are all set to feature on the massive undercard for the Lee Haskins v Ivan Morales IBF world bantamweight title showdown at Cardiff’s brand new Ice Arena Wales on Saturday May 14, live on Channel 5.

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