Boxing

Carl Frampton v Leo Santa Cruz: KO, points win or even a draw but these five experts agree Frampton won't lose

Carl Frampton takes on Leo Santa Cruz in Las Vegas on Saturday 

 

Glenn McCrory

(Former IBF cruiserweight champion and Sky Sports pundit)

Frampton wins on points. He's done it once he can do it again - more emphatic though.

Prediction: Frampton points

 

Colin Murray

(Talk Sport presenter and Carl Frampton ultra)

Frampton wins. Santa Cruz, a fine fighter, will come fast and furious as always, but our Carl is just getting better and stronger.

He's got the ability to adapt more than Santa Cruz, and if anything we may see a technically better fight from Carl, and less getting drawn into a scrap in certain rounds.

He has loved preparing again for a fight at this weight. Even though I'd say Carl was better than ever in NYC, I think he will improve again.

Wouldn't be surprised by points, but I'm going to be bold and go KO in ninth.

Team Jackal! Come on!

Prediction: Frampton KO.

 

Tommy McCarthy

(Cruiserweight contender)

I think Carl is better than Santa Cruz in every department but I have a feeling this fight ends in a draw and sets up the deciding bout in Belfast.

Prediction: Draw

 

Paul McCloskey

(British and EBU lightweight champ and world title contender)

I feel it's as 50-50 as the first one was for me, but Carl has to be the favourite.

Being the victor in New York, if he can hurt Santa Cruz like he did the first fight early on, I feel he can take it again because Santa Cruz was very wary of Carl's power.

It's got the makings of an other classic, Santa Cruz is the one who has all adjustments to make regarding winning the fight and the big question is can he do that, should of be another thriller, I do think Carl will win it though.

Prediction: Frampton points

 

Anthony Cacace

(British super-featherweight challenger)

I think Frampton stops him between rounds 8 and 12.

I think Santa Cruz will open up a bit more after suffering the loss and that will give Carl plenty of openings to end the fight. Carl KO for me.

Prediction: Frampton KO

 

 

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