Frampton thinks Santa Cruz fight could be Windsor winner

Carl Frampton doesn’t think he can make too many demands when it comes to making a fight with Leo Santa Cruz, however he remains hopeful he can take the featherweight World champion to Belfast in the Summer.

A massive Irish versus Mexican World title fight looks certain to happen in July or August and all the indications are the unified super bantamweight World champion and the three weight titlist have agreed in principle to fight.

The were and when are still up in the air and Frampton is hoping the WBA featherweight title fight could play out in Windsor a ground the Northern Ireland football fan is very familiar with.

 “We want the Santa Cruz fight in the summer and he says he wants and we are both with Al Haymon – so the fight could be easily made,” ‘The Jackal said recently.

“The fight would have to be at featherweight for his world title and because he is the world champion – we cannot make too many demands but I would love to fight him at Windsor Park in August.”

Wheter or not the champion comes to Belfast to make one of the biggest fights ever to take place on Irish soil will come down to the financial figures, but Frampton is keen to dismiss as myth talk that the numbers only add up in America.

“Hopefully he will come and people think there is more money to be made in America but that is not the case.

“It is all about selling tickets and we could sell-out Windsor and I think Santa Cruz can make loads of money if he comes here. So hopefully that fight can be made.”


Integral part of the Irish boxing community for over 13 years