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WATCH: Eric Donovan’s brilliant breakdown of Carl Frampton v Leo Santa Cruz rematch

Carl Frampton defends his WBA featherweight title tomorrow night in a rematch against Leo Santa Cruz at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, and RTÉ boxing analyst and current pro Eric Donovan believes that ‘The Jackal’ has all the attributes to score a repeat victory.

While Donovan was in studio to record Irish-Boxing.com and Balls.ie’s Irish Boxing Show (which you can listen to here), we got the five-time Senior Irish champion to talk us through the technical side of the rematch.

It’s a fascinating breakdown from ‘Lilywhite Lightning,’ who had previously enthralled boxing purists and casual fans alike during the Rio Olympics with his detailed yet accessible analysis.

The Athy fighter talks demonstrates why Santa Cruz’s plan to go to the body may not work out, as well as going through footwork and feinting.

Watch Eric Donovan’s analysis below:

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Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie