Leo Santa Cruz insists Carl Frampton has a ‘weak chin’

Carl Frampton
Carl Frampton

Leo Santa Cruz has taken a dig at Carl Frampton before they meet in New York on July 30 for the Mexican’s WBA Featherweight World title.

Three weight world champion Santa Cruz and Frampton had been very respectful to each other in the build-up to the fight - but Santa Cruz has upped the ante as the fight gets closer.

“I’ve never been to New York before and I’m looking forward to this big opportunity to put on a show for new fans in a new city,” said Santa Cruz.

“I always fight for the fans and I’m excited to be able to do that somewhere I haven’t been before.

“Frampton is a good fighter. He has power and skills and he moves when he has to, but he has a weak chin.

“When he gets caught with a good punch, he goes down. He doesn’t like pressure and I have that.

“I’m looking forward to putting on an exciting show at Barclays Center and I hope I leave with lots of new fans,” added Santa Cruz.