Carl Frampton defeat is hard to take says Leo Santa Cruz

Carl Frampton on the attack against Leo Santa Cruz
Carl Frampton on the attack against Leo Santa Cruz

Leo Santa Cruz is struggling to deal with the fact that Carl Frampton took away his WBA Featherweight title in New York on July 20.

That defeat was also the first loss in 34 fights for the three weight World champion and the the Mexican says he wants the chance to put the record straight,

“The truth is it hurts to lose, it was very hard to have a loss in my career, but the words of the people who have been supporting me - it helped me out.

“I am more eager to come out there for a rematch. Many people tell me that the fight was very good, many tell me that I won, others tell me that it was at least a draw, but everyone has their opinion and we are soon going back to the gym to win the rematch,” Santa Cruz told ESPN Deportes.

And Santa Cruz is convinced he can win the rematch if he faces Frampton again.

“I think we must come forward, be more aggressive. The other time we waited a bit too much to see what Carl Frampton would do, but when I put pressure on him I feel he tired.

“So I have to go much further with coming forward and apply pressure from the first round and work hard to get him tired and finish him off.

“If the rematch is not given, then we will look to the other champions, Gary Russell is there, is there Lee Selby or any of the champions,” he added,