BOXING: Carl Frampton looks set for Las Vegas showdown against Leo Santa Cruz

Carl Frampton in action against Leo Santa Cruz
Carl Frampton in action against Leo Santa Cruz

Carl Frampton looks set to defend his WBA Featherweight World title against Leo Santa Cruz in Las Vegas at the end of January.

Reports in America suggest that the MGM Grand in Las Vegas has been booked for January 21 and 28 for the rematch between Frampton and Santa Cruz.

‘The Jackal’ dethroned Santa Cruz of his WBA belt in New York at the end of July and the Mexican seems to be getting the chance to claim back his crown

And it now seems a deal is close to being signed to bring the two fighters together for a second time in one of the biggest boxing cities in the world.

Frampton won the first fight on a points decision.