Heartwarming family photo shows the huge respect Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz have for each other
Carl Frampton endured another war with Leo Santa Cruz in Las Vegas last night, and despite coming out on the wrong side of the result on this occasion, the genuine affinity the Belfast boxer shares with his Mexican counterpart continued to shine through.
As soon as Santa Cruz's victory was announced, Frampton was magnanimous, despite seeing his perfect record ended by the defeat. Talk immediately turned to a lucrative third fight, to break the 1-1 stalemate, with both fighters talking eagerly about meeting again - possibly in Belfast.
What was striking about the pre and post-fight interactions between the two rivals was the healthy respect they have for each other, evidenced by this lovely photo shared by Frampton's wife Christine on Twitter.
Despite pummeling each other for 12 rounds, the two proud fighters were able to share a heartwarming moment with their children.