The Belfast-native defeated Santa Cruz in New York this past July.
Carl Frampton this afternoon confirmed that a rematch with Mexican Leo Santz Cruz will take place.
While no date has been set for the bout as of yet, the world featherweight champion sent boxing fans worldwide into meltdown today with this Tweet:
— Carl Frampton MBE (@RealCFrampton) October 20, 2016
A rematch had been rumoured to be on the cards since the sensational contest between the pair went to decision on July 30th.
In defeating Santa Cruz, ‘the Jackal’ put to bed the Mexican’s previously unbeaten record, and now, the South American has set his sights on returning the favour for the 23-0 Frampton.
Frampton’s win over Santa Cruz also made him a double-weight world champ, after victory over Englishman Scott Quigg in February brought the unified world super-bantamweight belt to Belfast.
After being stripped of the super-bantamweight title in April, due to his inability to come to a fight agreement with Guillermo Rigondeaux, the 29-year-old decided that it was time for a change, making the jump to featherweight.
Rumoured venues for the bout include Las Vegas and Los Angeles, with early indications suggesting that the rematch will take place in December of this year.
Whenever and wherever it is, this fight is set to be an absolute war, with Santa Cruz desperate for revenge, and Frampton equally as desperate to maintain his 100% record.