News | Sep 16 2016

Leo Santa Cruz: ‘I want the rematch with Carl Frampton. I want the belt back’

Former undefeated featherweight champion, Leo Santa Cruz, is pushing hard for Carl Frampton rematch
Carl Frampton vs Leo Santa Cruz
Boxing: Santa Cruz vs Frampton  |  Noah K Murray/USA Today Sports

A loss is always difficult to swallow, especially when it becomes the lone blemish on an otherwise-perfect record. Former WBA Super World featherweight titleholder, Leo Santa Cruz, reflected this week on what he could have done differently in his fight against Carl Frampton. He also talked about a potential rematch with the undefeated champion from Belfast.

“I think I waited too much,” said Santa Cruz to Fox Sports. “I waited too long. I got maybe a little bit frustrated… I got confused, I think. I should have put pressure on him and stayed on top of him.”

In the face of all of this self-criticism, Santa Cruz still threw over one thousand punches in the fight, hardly the mark of a boxer that was lacking in the activity department. He just simply wasn’t effective enough with his attack to earn the victory.

 

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