Carl Frampton scheduled for WBA world featherweight title fight on July 30

The Belfast boxer will fight Leo Santa Cruz in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center in three month's time

Carl Frampton scheduled for WBA world featherweight title fight on July 30

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Carl Frampton will fight Leo Santa Cruz for the WBA featherweight championship on 30 July in New York.

Frampton beat rival Scott Quigg on points to win the WBA super-bantamweight title in February.

The Belfast boxer added this to his IBF super-bantamweight title, of which he later vacated. He was also stripped of his WBA super-bantamweight title for failing to fight immediate challenger Guillermo Rigondeaux.

Frampton faces the Mexican who is undefeated in 33 fights and who is a three weight world champion.

"This is the fight I wanted and I'm 100 per cent confident that the belt will be coming home to Belfast" he told Sky Sports.

"Santa Cruz is a strong and aggressive undefeated champion, but his style is made for me.

"Myself and my team have been chasing this fight for a long, long time and that's because we know we have the tools to beat Leo.

"He throws a lot shots and is a proven operator, it's going to be a great fight."