Leo Santa Cruz next fight

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Jack Hirsch, our Senior US Correspondent, looks at Leo Santa Cruz next fight options, as well as reporting from his gripping tussle with Kiko Martinez, in this week’s issue of Boxing News magazine. This is out now on our app and the print version is in stores on Thursday (March 3). Here is an excerpt.

AFTER praising Martinez, Santa Cruz talked of his future possibilities, but one prospective opponent stood out among the rest. “I want [Carl] Frampton,” Santa Cruz declared. “He said he wants to move up in weight.” Paulie Malignaggi, commentating on Santa Cruz-Martinez for Showtime, offered an early prediction if Leo was to box Frampton: “Frampton is a good fighter, but seems to fade late. That’d be dangerous against Santa Cruz, who pours it on. I’d favour Santa Cruz based on what I’ve seen recently.”

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