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Leo Santa Cruz-Carl Frampton slated for July 30 at the Barclays Center

Although no official announcement has been made, details surrounding the upcoming Santa Cruz-Frampton fight have been slowly coming out to the public.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

It looks like the date and place have been secured for the Leo Santa Cruz-Carl Frampton fight as the two will meet on July 30th at the Barclays center in Brooklyn, New York, Showtime tells ESPN. Frampton (22-0, 14 KOs) will be moving one division north to meet Santa Cruz (32-0-1, 18 KOs) at featherweight - one fight removed from his 122lb title unification against Scott Quigg in February.

Although Frampton's move is arguably a blatant duck to steer clear of Guillermo Rigondeaux, the man no one wants to fight, Frampton won't take a ton of flack since this upcoming bout with Santa Cruz as it's still a good match-up on paper. The good news is that this fight isn't being drummed up to be yet another PPV, so you can catch the bout on regular Showtime.

Santa Cruz won a vacant featherweight title by beating Abner Mares last August and then went on to stop Kiko Martinez in five rounds earlier this year.

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