LEO SANTA CRUZ REVEALS FRAMPTON WANTED FIGHT IN U.K, NOT WORRIED ABOUT FRAMPTON’S JAW BREAKING POWER
Belfast’s Carl Frampton (record: 22-0, 14KOs) takes on Leo Santa Cruz (record: 32-0-1, 18KOs) on July 30 at the Barclays Center in New York.
IBF world super-bantamweight champion Frampton (record: ) will step up in weight to challenge Mexican superstar Cruz for his WBA featherweight title in a tasty summer showdown.
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This will be Frampton’s first fight since beating Scott Quigg to unify the super-bantamweight titles in Manchester on February 27th. Frampton picked up Quigg’s was WBA world title belt that night but has since been stripped of it having agreed to face Cruz and not their No1 mandatory, Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux.
The unbeaten Cruz is a real quality operator and says in the video above that he is confident of victory over Frampton.
Frampton: “The kind of fight dreams are made of!”
Victory for Frampton would see him become the first Northern Irish fighter to win world titles at two weights following his success in the super-bantamweight division.
“I always said that I wouldn’t move up to featherweight unless it was for a massive fight and there’s not too many bigger fights out there than this.” said Frampton.
“It’s a really special opportunity, the kind of fight that dreams are made of – and its an opportunity to win the World belt that my manager Barry McGuigan won in 1985.
“It’s 30 years since Barry lost the title in Las Vegas to Steve Cruz and now I’m fighting a Cruz for the same title in the States. It’s going to bring back a lot of memories for people.
“Some will be saying that Barry lost to a Cruz in America and maybe I will. But I am going there with a lot of confidence.”
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