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Selby tells Frampton how to beat Santa Cruz

Specialised dance shows are nothing new to New York’s Barclay’s Center.

All the big dance acts and troops have strutted their stuff at the famous venue, and when Carl Frampton makes his first appearance at the Barclay’s Center on July 30th he will have to give a performance with equally impressive footwork if he is to become a two weight World champion, according to possible future foe Lee Selby.

The Welsh IBF featherweight World title holder wants the winner of of the WBA World title clash and. considering a domestic PPV clash with Frampton could be the more lucrative match-up, he will be cheering on ‘The Jackal’ next month.

Indeed he has even highlighted what he feels the Belfast fighter will have to do if he wants to win the clash.

“If he can keep his footwork up for the full 12 rounds and keep Santa Cruz’s pressure off, then he could win,” he told Sky Sports.

“If Frampton stops and holds his feet like he did late on in the fight against Scott Quigg then Santa Cruz can capitalise with that relentless style of his. He’ll just be on him constantly so Frampton really needs to keep his feet moving or Santa Cruz will win.”

“Physically, they’re both super-bantamweights, really. Santa Cruz has only fought up at featherweight recently and they were against former super-bantamweights, too. He hasn’t boxed a true featherweight yet and obviously neither has Frampton.”


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