It’s his toughest test to date, but Irish boxing legend Barry McGuigan assures Carl Frampton won’t just beat three weight World champion Leo Santa Cruz, but do it convincingly.
The undefeated Irish star takes on California’s undefeated Leo Santa Cruz for the latter’s WBA Super World featherweight title on Saturday July 30 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, USA in fight that will attract the World’s glare.
The Santa Cruz fight represents the biggest fight out there for Ireland’s first ever unified World champion and has been billed as ‘legacy clash’ for a fighter who continues to stake a claim to one of Ireland’s greatest ever.
Frampton’s manager, already believe his charge is our greatest and the former WBA World featherweight king and Hall of Fame member is very confident that the 29 year old can become a two-weight world champion.
McGuigan thinks Frampton will impose his style on the high volume puncher and win in style.
“This is going to be a cracking fight,” said McGuigan. “Their styles complement each other so well so the real winner will be the fans. It is going to be a tough fight for both men but I’m very confident that Carl will be able to impose his style on Santa Cruz and win this fight convincingly.”