News | Jan 21 2017

What can Leo Santa Cruz do different in the Carl Frampton rematch?

Leo Santa Cruz indicates a new approach, but Carl Frampton isn't buying it
Carl Frampton
Carl-Frampton  |  Amanda Westcott/Showtime

WILL Leo Santa Cruz take a different approach in his rematch with Carl Frampton on January 28? With his father recovering from cancer and back training him, he indicated he would do something new when trying to reclaim the WBA featherweight title from Frampton. “The fans love for a fighter to go toe to toe in a fight. And that’s why I always try, that’s why people say I only fight one way,” he said. “But the reality is that I could fight any way. I could adopt any way. I could box. I could move. But the truth is I don’t really like moving because I like entertaining the fans because they go out there to see the great fights, wars, toe to toe.

“But then they tell me that at the end of the day, you have to be smart. You have to fight for yourself and go out there and win. And I could do that.

“For this fight, I’m going to try to do that. I’m going to go out there and try to make it for me to come up with the big dream victory. And I’m going to go out there and everybody is going to be surprised at what I could do.”