News | Jan 26 2017

Lee Selby’s trainer tipping Carl Frampton to defeat Leo Santa Cruz and set up unification clash

Lee Selby's trainer, Tony Borg, hopes his man and Frampton can fight each other later in the year
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LEE SELBY’S trainer, Tony Borg, feels Carl Frampton can defeat Leo Santa Cruz in Las Vegas this weekend to set up a featherweight unification fight with his charge.

Frampton defends his WBA title at the MGM Grand while IBF champion Selby must fend off the challenge of Jonathan Victor Barros on the undercard.

Borg is aware of how tough a fight Santa Cruz is for Frampton, but he expects the unbeaten 29-year-old to retain his crown.