Carl Frampton has it all claims Steve Collins

Leo Santa Cruz with Carl Frampton
Leo Santa Cruz with Carl Frampton

Ireland’s first ever two weight World champion Steve Collins is sure Carl Frampton can become ‘the greatest fighter in the world.

Collins watched on Saturday night as Frampton dethroned WBA Featherweight World champion Leo Santa Cruz in New York.

Frampton saw off Santa Cruz - the unbeaten three weight World champion - to win the title on points and become a two weight World title.

And Collins believes ‘The Jackal’ is something special.

“Without a doubt he can be the best fighter ever to come out of Ireland, and maybe even the best in the world right now – he’s already the best featherweight in the world.

“Look at his record, he’s only had 23 fights and he’s a two-weight world champion at the age of 29, you can’t underestimate that.

“He’s still got around 15 fights left in him and he can go and win a third world title in a bigger weight if he wants to.

“Look at the shoulders and the build on him. He can be as good as he wants to be.

“He’s got the work ethic, the dedication and the right team around him,” Collins told The Irish Post.

And Collins believes he should really cash in with another massive fight in America.

“He’s conquered the east coast now, so maybe he should go and do the same in Las Vegas. “Why not go where the money is?”