GALLERY: Carl Frampton meets the New York Mets ahead of World title fight

The Belfast boxer fights Leo Santa Cruz in Brooklyn on Saturday night

Frampton, Santa Cruz, Boxing, New York. Boxing, Barclays Center

Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Presseye/William Cherry

Carl Frampton is taking over New York this week.

The Belfast-born World Champion was guest of the New York Mets on Wednesday ahead of his WBA (Super) featherweight title bout against Leo Santa Cruz in Brooklyn on Saturday night.

Frampton remains unbeaten in his professional career, and has had three successful title defences since becoming World Champion in 2014. The move-up in weight, and the opposition makes the bout against Santa Cruz the toughest of the 29-year-old's career.

Whatever happens on Saturday night, at least The Jackal, will have the support of the Queens-based team.

 

Carl Frampton, Shane McGuigan and Barry McGuigan with Mets first baseman James Loney. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Presseye/William Cherry

 

 Carl Frampton with Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Presseye/William Cherry

 

 Carl Frampton. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Presseye/William Cherry

 

 Carl Frampton. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Presseye/William Cherry

The Belfast boxer spoke to Off the Ball last week ahead of the fight, in what is undoubtedly the biggest test of Frampton's illustrious, unbeaten career.