Leo Santa Cruz vs. Carl Frampton Full Fight Replay Box Nation Coverage
July 30, 2016 Leo Santa Cruz vs. Carl Frampton at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York for the WBA Super World featherweight title
Carl Frampton holds on to his undefeated record and took the WBA Super World featherweight title away from Leo Santa Cruz and scored a majority decision 116-112, 117-111 and 114-114.
It was an entertaining fight from start to finish its Santa Cruz volume punching vs Frampton’s good counter punching and timing.
Santa Cruz [255/1002, 25%]
Frampton [242/668, 36%]
Both fighters throws in a total of 1,700 punches and landed a total of 497, it was a very close fight but two judges scores are way off as they favored Frampton in wide margin the fight could have gone either way in my opinion Leo Santa Cruz have done enough to win the fight Frampton might took the earlier rounds but Santa Cruz catch up in the succeeding rounds.
Leo Santa Cruz vs. Carl Frampton Post Fight
Leo Santa cruz: “We knew it was going to be a tough fight, but I thought it was close when I’m in there throwing. Maybe the judges were hearing the crowd and thought that every little punch was scoring.
“He has a difficult style, but we know his style and we’ll get him in the rematch. The crowd was cheering, and I think the judges saw that. And maybe, without that, we would have had a draw or maybe a decision.
“It’s hard to get your first loss, but now we’ll go back to the gym, we’ll get the rematch and we’ll win. And that loss will mean nothing. I want to have a rematch in Los Angeles, but I’ll go to Belfast too.”
Carl Frampton: “I had the dream of winning a world title and I won it, but I never thought I’d win in two divisions. It was a tough fight, I wanted it to be a tough fight because I wanted a fight the people could remember. I respect him a lot. He was a true warrior.
“I had a good game plan. Shane [McGuigan] was an unbelievable coach. He told me every time I came back into the corner that we could win this a lot easier. But I won it with my heart, not with my head and I got my hand raised.
“Distance control and hitting hard. I won the fight because I didn’t lose control. I earned his respect early in the fight with my distance control and hard punching. I would love to take this man to Belfast for a rematch and show the people there what a great fighter he is.”