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Santa Cruz vs Frampton: Live streaming results and round by round coverage

Leo Santa Cruz and Carl Frampton top a five-fight televised card tonight.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Tonight beginning at 7 pm ET, we’ll have live coverage of a five-fight bill from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, with Leo Santa Cruz facing Carl Frampton in a highly anticipated featherweight main event.

The broadcast will start on SHO Extreme at 7 pm ET, featuring hometown welterweights Paulie Malignaggi (35-7, 7 KO) and Gabriel Bracero (24-2, 5 KO) meeting in a 10-round bout, plus lightweights Ivan Redkach (19-1-1, 15 KO) and Tevin Farmer (21-4-1, 5 KO) squaring off in a make or break 10-rounder.

The main card goes live on Showtime at 9 pm ET, kicking off with a junior middleweight fight between Tony Harrison (23-1, 19 KO) and Sergey Rabchenko (27-1, 20 KO), set for 12 rounds. In the co-feature, Mikey Garcia (34-0, 28 KO) returns to action for the first time in 31 months, facing Elio Rojas (24-2, 14 KO), who is breaking his own inactive spell of nearly 24 months.

And in the main event, Leo Santa Cruz (32-0-1, 18 KO) defends the WBA featherweight title against Carl Frampton (22-0, 14 KO).

For more on all the fights, check out our preview, and join us tonight!

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Carl Frampton def. Leo Santa Cruz by MD (114-114, 116-112, 117-111)

Mikey Garcia def. Elio Rojas via TKO (2:02 of round 5)

Tony Harrison def. Sergey Rabchenko via TKO (1:18 of round 9)

Paulie Malignaggi def. Gabriel Bracero by UD (96-94, 98-92, 98-92)

Tevin Farmer def. Ivan Redkach by UD (99-89, 98-90, 98-90)

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Round 1: Here we go! Frampton with a couple of early left hooks. And halfway into the round, Santa Cruz starts throwing like he does, and Frampton is ready to counter and move. Lively start, crowd picking it up big time, too. This could have gone either way. Frampton 10-9

Round 2: Both guys throwing, both looking to land heavy shots inside. This is reckless aggression somewhat, and I LOVE IT. BIG SHOT HURTS SANTA CRUZ AND THE CROWD EXPLODES! Frampton aiming for something big right here! Frampton keeps the pressure on and is landing really well, but Santa Cruz is hanging in. Frampton 10-9, 20-18

Round 3: Frampton with a great uppercut in this round. Frampton staying in control of the pace and this fight. He's fighting very well so far. Frampton 10-9, 30-27

Round 4: Leo finding a home for his left hooks now, upstairs and to the body. He's stalking effectively this round, Frampton not quite as effective at the moment. Santa Cruz with some good shots this round and Frampton landing in an exchange, too. This is a fun fight. Santa Cruz 10-9, Frampton 39-37

Round 5: Frampton gets himself going again this round, back in control. He's just been a better boxer so far, and it's showing, and it's adding up. Leo's having a lot of trouble doing his thing. Frampton 10-9, 49-46

Round 6: Even when the heat goes up Santa Cruz doesn't take a big advantage or anything, Frampton is good at punching with him. Frampton doing well again but gets cracked with shots in combination about 40 seconds left in the round. Good shots again from Santa Cruz. I shade this one to Leo, keeping him in the fight. Santa Cruz 10-9, Frampton 58-56

Round 7: Santa Cruz really clawing his way into this fight, punch output is up, his jab is starting to work. Frampton closes the round well, but I'm going Leo again here. Frampton may be tiring some. Santa Cruz 10-9, Frampton 67-66

Round 8: Still a really competitive fight, both guys fighitng well. Some good exchanges. Frampton picking it back up a bit this round, lands a left uppercut straight right combo. Santa Cruz tries to answer back. More body focus from both guys. Frampton 10-9, 77-75

Round 9: Frampton keeping momentum now, this was a big round that both of them may have needed, and Carl took it. Leo was there and had a nice moment in the final minute, but Frampton's round again. Frampton 10-9, 87-84

Round 10: Santa Cruz outworked Carl this round. Just a good fight. No breaks in action. Maybe no real high drama, but a good damn fight that has delivered on its promise of high level boxing. Santa Cruz 10-9, Frampton 96-94

Round 11: Good right hand from Santa Cruz. He's really digging in here, and so is Frampton. Santa Cruz getting the better of this round, but we're not even halfway in. Lots of action. Good hook inside from Frampton. Frampton making a stand, Santa Cruz coming back at him, but Frampton is landing hard shots. Santa Cruz with a good right. Good, good fight, close fight. I shade this just a bit for Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz 10-9, Frampton 105-104

Round 12: both guys coming out throwing in the final round. Santa Cruz landing some good shots early. Frampton going toe-to-toe with him, but Leo's late fight momentum has been real. Frampton landing good shots now, but Santa Cruz back with a flurry. A minute to go! Frampton with some good shots down the stretch here, but I shade it to Santa Cruz, and I've got a draw. Santa Cruz 10-9, 114-114


Round 1: Garcia not doing a lot to start here, Rojas lands a few shots, including a good right hand. Rojas also tackles Garcia at one point, so that's nice. Rojas 10-9

Round 2: Garcia definitely rusty, but, you know, obviously. Rojas is, too, but he's started with more urgency. Garcia looking to the body. Rojas still doing OK, and still getting the better of it for now. Rojas 10-9, 20-18

Round 3: Garcia catches Rojas halfway into the round with a hard right, and Rojas is down. He'll fight on, but Mikey's finding a rhythm now. Hard hooks, but Rojas comes back and tags him! Rojas trying to fire away! bless you rusty ol’ boys for the firefight. ROJAS DOWN AGAIN! He'll fight on and make it through the round. Garcia 10-7, 28-27

Round 4: Garcia landing sharp shots again to start this round. Will be kinda surprised if Rojas makes it through this frame. Rojas dropped again halfway into the round, but ruled a slip. But Garcia's shots are clearly hurting Rojas all the time, and Rojas' punches aren't denting Mikey. Well, Rojas is landing some good rights here, but, and he is going to get through this round. Garcia 10-9, 38-36

Round 5: Garcia cracks him again about 1:20 into the round, and Rojas is down for a third time. He's up and he will keep trying. Don't know if he should, but he's got guts. Uppercut and he's down again. Eddie Claudio giving him another count. He's up but clearly hurt and should not keep fighting. Claudio stops it. Garcia TKO-5


Round 1: Harrison feeling it out early, Rabchenko doing the same. Not his usual pace. Harrison throwing more, neither guy doing a lot offensively, but Harrison's jab is keeping the distance where he wants it. Harrison 10-9

Round 2: Both guys starting to attempt to assert themselves in the first half of this round. Harrison's jab is fast and sharp tonight, and his hook is coming in quick, too. Giving Rabchenko a lot of pause. This has been a very controlled, very matured, as Paulie put it, performance from Tony Harrison so far. Not pressing. Harrison unleashing some combinations late in the round. Harrison 10-9, 20-18

Round 3: Crowd getting a little impatient with a safe approach from Harrison, but it's working for him. He's starting to open up a bit more as we go on. Harrison staying in control here. Harrison 10-9, 30-27

Round 4: Rabchenko is being BEDEVILED! by the maturity and precision of Tony Harrison. This is not the fight I expected, but in that sense it's interesting to me. Still, if you had no expectations, this is probably boring. Harrison 10-9, 40-36

Round 5: Alright, they're pushing it. Rabchenko has no idea what to do with Harrison, who is happy to win rounds and take no risks if not forced. Harrison 10-9, 50-45

Round 6: BOY this show has not been entertaining so far. Tevin Farmer the action star stealing the show. My God. Harrison 10-9, 60-54

Round 7: Miserable fight. It really is. Harrison doing what he should do, Rabchenko not making him do anything more. Rabchenko DOES pick it up a bit late in the round, finally, and I'm giving him this round. Rabchenko 10-9, Harrison 69-64

Round 8: Arthur Mercante straight up just begged these two to fight, so that's how this is going. Harrison 10-9, 79-73

Round 9: BOOM! About a minute into the round, Harrison drills Rabchenko with a right hand, knee may have touched down, but he goes down moments later, taking a knee. He gets up, but Mercante stops the fight. Harrison TKO-9


Round 1: Fighting in closer quarters than I expected, but then Paulie doesn't really have much by way of legs anymore. Competitive first round. Malignaggi trying to use his timing. Bracero seems to think he's a power puncher now. Why not, I guess? Malignaggi 10-9

Round 2: Malignaggi having a better round here, using his jab, boxing nicely, keeping Bracero at bay. Basically what he wants to do. Malignaggi 10-9, 20-18

Round 3: I mean, this is about the fight you'd expect it to be. A couple of veterans who can still fight but aren't world level or anything, Malignaggi still a better fighter than Bracero, it appears. Malignaggi 10-9, 30-27

Round 4: This should've been off TV for the live crowd, honestly. It means basically nothing. It's not terrible, but there's no significance here. Malignaggi 10-9, 40-36

Round 5: Malignaggi's jab has been his best weapon. His stamina doesn't seem so good anymore. Malignaggi 10-9, 50-45

Round 6: High-end CBS Sports Network main event. Malignaggi 10-9, 60-54

Round 7: Bracero has employed absolutely nothing that was going to beat Malignaggi. Malignaggi 10-9, 70-63

Round 8: Probably Bracero's best round. Well, definitely his best round. He probably won it. I'll give it to him. Who cares? Bracero 10-9, Malignaggi 79-73

Round 9: Malignaggi really fading. They're talking about him fighting for a world title again but he's got about six rounds of effective gas anymore. Bracero 10-9, Malignaggi 88-83

Round 10: Bracero again here, but too little, too late. Bracero 10-9, Malignaggi 97-93


Round 1: Both guys jabbing well. Farmer throwing in combination, unleashes a nice hook to the body, then one up top. Counter shot from Redkach pushes Farmer back a bit, and now he's holding. He may have gotten stung just a bit there, but now he's back to work. Farmer's hand speed an advantage early, and he's slipping wild shots nicely from Redkach, who does a little decent work in this round, but Farmer has taken the first lead. Farmer 10-9

Round 2: Farmer making Redkach miss constantly. Farmer landing a bit more, and the defensive work from him is just making Redkach look slow and bad. Farmer 10-9, 20-18

Round 3: Farmer is making Redkach look bad in this fight. Making him miss, outworking him, landing quick shots, mixing up his attack. Redkach having a lot of trouble finding answers. Farmer gets warned a second time for a body shot that Redkach feels was low. Farmer 10-9, 30-27

Round 4: Redkach finally gets a bit going two minutes into the round, getting Farmer on the ropes and actually landing some big swings, but Farmer ties him up and gets back to work. Redkach needs more of that. Doesn't get it. Farmer takes the round again. Farmer 10-9, 40-36

Round 5: Farmer landing, landing, landing. Redkach swinging, missing, missing. Farmer's just outclassing him. This is not close. Redkach is trying, but he can't catch Farmer. Farmer 10-9, 50-45

Round 6: Redkach getting frustrated and chippy, warned for a low blow then warned immediately after for a rabbit punch. Farmer fighting in tight a bit more, but still winning the round. Farmer 10-9, 60-54

Round 7: Farmer tags Redkach, may have hurt him, or Redkach might just be losing a little focus. Another low blow, Mercante "firmly arns" both guys. Farmer keeps landing the better shots, keeps making Redkach miss more than he lands. Keeps working the body. Farmer just having a great night. Farmer 10-9, 70-63

Round 8: Farmer with yet another low blow and it’s really time to take a point. Perhaps past time. And the point is taken. Redkach cut outside the right eye, too. Farmer just popping, sticking and moving, no longer as aggressive. It doesn't look great, but Redkach isn't doing much about it. Redkach misses four shots, Farmer trots away. Farmer 10-9, -1 for Farmer, 79-72

Round 9: Redkach lands a good left quickly, but then loses a point for a headbutt. Farmer takes the rest of the round. Just a tough, tough night for Redkach. No real answers. Farmer 10-9, -1 for Redkach, 89-80

Round 10: Farmer not taking this round off, landing good shots, still making Redkach miss. Shutout win for Farmer for me. Farmer 10-9, 99-89

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