Carl Frampton calls ‘Bullsh*t’ when speaking Stana Cruz vs Davis title scenario

Carl Frampton hit out at the fact two world titles in two different weight classes are on the line, when his old nemesis Leo Santa Cruz and Gervonta Davis go to war this weekend.

The WBA’s lightweight and super featherweight world titles are up for grabs as the two big names fight in Texas on Saturday night.

‘The Jackal’ believes it’s ‘bullshit’ and claims he he doesn’t know how the promoters got away with managing to get approval to have both on the line.

“I think this thing of super featherweight and lightweight world titles being on the line is bullshit,” Frampton said speaking on his own youtube channel.

“I don’t know how they are getting away with it. It’s almost like an insurance policy for Davies, he can miss the limit and still have a title on the line. We all know he has struggles making super featherweight.”

Speaking with regard to an exciting match up, Frampton has advised Cruz, a fighter he fought twice, to use the tactics he used against him in their second meeting.

‘The Jackal’ believes the four weight world champion’s best chance of victory is to ditch his seek and destroy approach and fight from range, while still maintaining a high pace.

That approach caught Frampton unawares in their January 2017 rematch – and is one the Mexican has to bring to ring with him on Saturday.

“The second fight he out thought me and out fought me as well. Seeing and knowing what happened in the first fight I thought he was just going to come even harder again, but he didn’t he kept everything long, he punched long and that is what he will have to do against Gervonta Davies.

“Davies likes things his own way. What Leo will have to do is make him fight at the pace he wants to fight at. Take him out of the comfort zone where he likes to stalk with good head movement, but in saying that forcing the pace against a puncher like Davies you could be playing into his hands. Leo will have to be extremely brave and no doubt he will be.”

The three weight world title hopeful has ‘Tank’ as favourite, but does feel Cruz has a chance.

“The bookies have Gervonta Davies a favourite in the fight and I think it’s deservedly so. I think he is the favourite and he should be. If you asked me who was going to win the fight six weeks ago I would have said Davis without a shadow of a doubt. I still fancy him to win the fight, but I think Leo has a chance. I haven’t ruled him out completely especially the longer the fight goes on.”

Jonny Stapleton

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