Last night’s fight between the new WBA Super World featherweight champion Carl Frampton and former titleholder Leo Santa Cruz is what boxing is about. A candidate for Fight of the Year with “The Jackal” in the running for Fighter of the Year honors, the fight positively sizzled.
Among those who tuned in to watch the festivities was Guillermo Rigondeaux, the masterful Cuban southpaw fighting out of Miami.
The WBA Super World super bantamweight champion wanted a crack at Frampton before he moved up to featherweight. And now that Frampton has outsmarted Santa Cruz to win the title, “El Chacal” wants him more than ever.
“I would love to fight in Belfast myself,” Rigondeaux tweeted. “Congratulations to @CarlFrampton. I hope now we can settle our difference. I am available to travel to your hometown and do it there.”
Despite having suffered his first loss, no one has anything but praise for Santa Cruz.
“I am not going to criticize @leosantacruz2,” wrote Rigondeaux. “The kid have a heart and he did all he could vs a guy that was obviously a better boxer.”
Special thanks to Keith Idec and BoxingScene.com.
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