Carl Frampton Defeats Santa Cruz and Wins WBA Featherweight Title, Steve Collins Says He Could Be World’s No.1 Besides Being Ireland’s Greatest

They knew it would be a tough fight, but Cruz thought it was closer when he was in there throwing. He said that it’s hard to experience the first loss but he’ll go back to the gym, get the rematch and finally win. After that the loss won’t mean anything at all. He wants to have a rematch in LA, but he’ll go to Belfast as well.

Meanwhile, according to Steve Collins, Frampton could be the current Number One in the world, besides being Ireland’s best boxer. Collins won super middleweight and middleweight world titles and is well known for his back-to-back wins against Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank Sr.

He is already convinced that Frampton is the current Number One in the featherweight division and believes that he’ll only get better with time. He told The Irish Post that Frampton could be the best fighter coming out of Ireland, without any doubt.

Carl Frampton spent the week with his family in New York, shaking hands, doing the sights and taking stock.

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