Santa Cruz won’t be boring like Quigg- says Frampton

Carl Frampton is confident a proposed dust up with Leo Santa Cruz would be a ‘cracker’ and a lot more entertaining than his massive unification clash with Scott Quigg.

While the build up to Frampton versus Quigg was intense and entertaining the fight wasn’t as explosive or action packed as the pre fight exchanges.

The now IBF and WBA super bantamweight champion, claims he knew Quigg ‘wouldn’t want to know’ and would revert to being safe once he tasted ‘The Jackal’s’ power, but is adamant a bout with Santa Cruz would be an eye catching crowd pleasing affair.

The WBA featherweight title holder, who Frampton looks certain to fight in the Summer, wouldn’t be negative in any part of the fight. The Mexican loves to come forward and throws punches in clusters rather than bunches. As a result Frampton believes a Santa Cruz clash would be ‘very special’.

It would be a clash of styles and I think it would be a cracker of a fight. It will not be like the Quigg fight.
“People hyped that fight up, so everyone thought it would be a war -but I knew it wouldn’t be.

“I said before the Quigg fight that I would hit him in the first round and he wouldn’t want to know and that is what happened.

“He did not want to know until the sixth or seventh round and that is when he started to do something.

“I think a fight with Santa Cruz would be very, very special,” he added.



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