Frampton takes title in slugfest vs. Santa Cruz

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NEW YORK — Carl Frampton outslugged Leo Santa Cruz in a fight-of-the-year contender to claim a featherweight world title by majority decision before an electric crowd of 9,062 on Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Most of the fans cheered wildly for Northern Ireland’s Frampton, who made history by becoming the first two-division titleholder from his country and the second Irishman to accomplish the feat.

Judges Guido Cavalleri scored the fight 114-114, but he was overruled by Tom Schreck (117-111) and Frank Lombardi (116-112), who both had it for Frampton. also scored the fight for Frampton, 115-113.

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