Carl Frampton didn’t exactly take America by storm in his U.S. debut, but a shaky showing in that fight actually helped launch him to the top of the boxing world.
When a Mexican-American from Los Angeles and a native of Belfast, Northern Ireland, square off in a boxing ring in Brooklyn, New York, there’s not supposed to be much of a home-field advantage for either fighter. But that certainly wasn’t the case in last summer’s scintillating matchup between Leo Santa Cruz and Carl Frampton.
Count Leo Santa Cruz among those who absolutely believe that father knows best.
There’s little doubt that Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz are going to try to beat the hell out of one another when they square off next week in Las Vegas. There’s also little doubt that when it’s all over, the two champions will share a warm, genuine embrace.
Carl Frampton already was a world champion at the start of this year, but his accomplishments in 2016 placed him at the top of the entire boxing universe.
Pick a round, any round, from the Leo Santa Cruz-Carl Frampton instant classic. We likely could’ve justified its inclusion on this list.
As PBC Jabs rolls into December, host Jordan Hardy previews the Carl Frampton-Leo Santa Cruz rematch, chats with 154-pound prospect Erickson Lubin and gets a visit from heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder.