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Frampton adamant he will become two-weight World champ on July 30th

Carl Frampton admits it won’t be easy, but he is sure he will become a two-weight World champion on July 30th.

To achieve that ‘The Jackal’ will have to overcome a man that has been there, done that, and then some. Three-weight World champion Leo Santa Cruz awaits the 29 year old in New York at the end of next month, but the undefeated former super bantamweight unified champ is confident he can beat the Mexican-American.

The Cyclone Promotions puncher hasn’t quite called Santa Cruz the biggest test of his career, but admits he faces a great fighter in what is his biggest fight.

Speaking ahead of the Showtime broadcast fight which could propel Frampton into the consciousness of the global boxing fan, the Belfast man said,

“I am in terrific shape, I feel fantastic in the gym and I am ready for the biggest fight of my career. On July 30 I will become a two weight world champion. I respect Leo Santa Cruz, he is a great fighter and person, but I am preparing meticulously to overcome any challenge he brings on July 30,” Frampton said before discussing the potential Barclays Center crowd.

“I cannot wait to hear the crowd at Barclays Center. It is my first time boxing in New York, where some of the greatest fights have taken place. I know there will be a large number of fans traveling from the UK and Ireland but there is also a huge Irish-American audience and I am eager to show them all what I can do. Get your tickets now, it’s going to be a great fight!”


Integral part of the Irish boxing community for over 13 years