Barry McGuigan Talks Frampton vs Santa Cruz 2 – WBA featherweight champion Carl Frampton and his rival Leo Santa Cruz are on a collision course as their rematch for the belt is set for Saturday, January 28th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Frampton will be making the first defense of the belt he took from Santa Cruz this past July 30th. For Frampton, who hails from Northern Ireland, the win in New York City’s Barclays Center saw him fighting in front of a partisan crowd, something that bothered Santa Cruz enough that he mentioned it in the post-fight interviews.
The rematch takes place in “neutral” territory as Las Vegas is hosting the fight, but the location is a lot closer to Santa Cruz’s home base of southern California. Two weeks prior to the fight Frampton was already in Vegas getting acclimated to the time difference.
Barry McGuigan Talks Frampton vs Santa Cruz 2
In this latest TBC report, our roving cameraman Marcelino Castillo caught up with Carl Frampton’s manager Barry McGuigan to talk about Frampton’s forthcoming rematch scheduled for January 28th on Showtime Boxing. McGuigan, a former WBA featherweight champion in his own right, and his son Shane McGuigan have been the guiding hands behind Frampton’s rise.
Meet the third member of Carl Frampton’s team, 2016 “Trainer of the Year” Shane McGuigan.
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