Former WBA super featherweight champion, Leo Santa Cruz, insists there is an immediate rematch clause in the fight contract with Carl Frampton, and he intends to pursue it.
Last weekend, Frampton claimed a majority decision victory over the previously undefeated Santa Cruz at the Barclays Center, in Brooklyn.
At the end of the bout, the judges at ringside scored the contest 116-112, 117-111 and 114-114.
In a post-fight interview, Frampton’s trainer, Shane McGuigan, claimed there was no rematch clause and hinted other opponents were in the pipeline.
However, Jose Santa Cruz, father, and coach of Leo, insists that there is such a clause and that his son intends to exercise it.
“My son spoke with Mr. Al Haymon at the end of the the event, and he said that there is a rematch clause,” Jose told ESPN Deportes. “Of course we want a direct rematch, but now we could do it in Los Angeles or Las Vegas, in about three months – in November. I will tell you this – I did not see my son lose. If I had seen him lose I would have said it, so we want a rematch.
“Many people have told me that they saw Leo win. I think the judges should have rewarded the most offensive fighter. If Frampton connected with two, then my son landed three. I do not like making excuses, maybe they did beat us, but I am positive that Leo will have the title back.”