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Frampton: I am enjoying boxing again

There will be no extra helpings of pavlova, Carl Frampton’s post fight meal of choice.

Ireland’s first ever unified World champion is moving up from super bantamweight to featherweight to challenge Leo Santa Cruz for the WBA title, but claims the increased four pounds won’t be put on by eating.

‘The Jackal’ under the watchful eye of Shane McGuigan is trying to grow his way into featherweight sensibly and plans to be as big as he can when he takes on the bigger Santa Cruz in New York on July 30.

“When I do it right and there’s no messing about, no cheating, I can do super-bantamweight but the big fights are at featherweight. I won world titles at super-bantamweight and when you’re offered Leo Santa Cruz at featherweight, it’s hard to say no,” Frampton told Boxingwales.com.

“I finished my amateur career at featherweight and I’m adding an extra weights session in a week now, as well. I’m trying to get as big as I can to fit in to featherweight, not just eat my way up to it.”

The undefeated former IBF and WBA champ of the World questioned whether or not he should move up in weight after his win over Alejandro Gonzalez Jr last Summer, but claims he made super bantamweight easier than ever for his mega clash with Scott Quigg.

However, he seems content he doesn’t have to do 122lbs this time round.

“I’m enjoying it and I’m enjoying boxing again. It’s not going to be busting my balls constantly to make the super-bantamweight limit. I genuinely made it comfortably against Quigg – the easiest I’ve made it for a while but it’s not easy and it’s not getting any easier.”



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