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Leo Santa Cruz open to Belfast trip For Frampton if offer is right

By Terence Dooley

Mexico's Leo Santa Cruz (33-1-1, 18 KOs) has told Carl Frampton (23-1, 14 KOs) that he is willing to travel to Belfast at some point in 2018 as long as the money is right and providing he can arrange a Visa for his father, Jose. 

The 28-year-old beat “The Jackal” by majority decision in January to wrest back the WBA Super World featherweight belt that Frampton had taken from him on points last year.

He is making a defence against Abner Mares in October, a rematch of their August 2015 encounter, which Cruz won by a majority decision, but the 28-year-old is also open to an offer from Barry McGuigan’s Clones Cyclone promotional outfit for a trip to Northern Ireland.

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“I would love to go over there but it is not just up to me,” he told the Belfast Telegraph.  “It is up to my team and my promoter and also my dad, who can't travel because he has no visa right now.  We're going to fix that first then I would love to go over there.”

Cruz also expressed his surprise at Frampton’s inability to make the featherweight limit for his WBC eliminator with Andres Gutierrez.  The Mexican visitor slipped getting into the bath, which made Frampton’s weight issue a moot point as the injuries he sustained meant that the fight was spiked late on Friday evening.  “If it had been me it would have to have been something big so I wouldn't make weight,” added Cruz.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by DylanPatrick on 08-03-2017

[QUOTE=sicko;17915238]Who has Selby fought since becoming Champion?[/QUOTE] Eric hunter and Barros and some stay busy fight on a match room card. both named was mandatories Barros should of happened in Jan so that wasted his whole year he's been calling…

Comment by otrocubiche on 08-03-2017

majority draw, then another rematch..........

Comment by sicko on 08-03-2017

[QUOTE=DylanPatrick;17914788]But that still doesn't explain how selby is "holding the belt hostage" so because he hasn't made a fight you want to see he's holding it hostage even though he just defended it? Think about things.[/QUOTE] Who has Selby fought…

Comment by DylanPatrick on 08-03-2017

[QUOTE=sicko;17913919]Nobody said do the fight now I'm talking after the Mares rematch maybe! If Leo beats Mares again why not looking to unify with Oscar Valdez, Gary Russell Jr and Lee Selby! Yes I am aware of Lee Selby recent…

Comment by SteveM on 08-02-2017

[QUOTE=aceventura;17913234]ive been to new delhi, mumbai and belfast.... Belfast was the most disgusting stinking turd hole i have ever had the misfortune of visiting..... No need to cry irish monkey[/QUOTE] lmao - you must have got gang raped by the…

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