Carl Frampton sets his sights on Leo Santa Cruz clash

IBF and WBA World champion Leo Santa Cruz
IBF and WBA World champion Leo Santa Cruz

Carl Frampton is hoping and praying that a mega-fight with WBA Featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz can be made for the summer.

Frampton - who holds the IBF and WBA Super-bantamweight World titles - fancies a shot against Mexican Santa Cruz.

“That’s a fight that’s very appealing to me it’s the weight above me in feather weight - so I would have to move up.

“A dream was always to become a world champion I’ve reached that goal and unified the divison. Another dream is to be a two weight world champion - we set new goals all the time.

“I’m hoping I can bring him (Santa Cruz) here but I don’t think he’ll come.”

And Frampton says he thinks he has at most 10 fights in him before he calls it a day.

“You see boxers who go on that little bit too long and you can see it’s had an effect on them. I don’t plan on doing this for much longer. I probably have maximum another 10 fights.

“I’d like to be out by 33, I don’t want to set a definite age limit on it. If I’m still feeling fit and faculties all in tact - but I wouldn’t like to be doing it much more than 33.”