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Carl Frampton vows he's a safe bet to knock out Leo Santa Cruz in New York

By Claire Williamson

How confident is Carl Frampton that he is going to knock out Leo Santa Cruz on Saturday? He says you can bet your house on it.

The undefeated fighters will clash this weekend at the Barclays Center in New York - where someone will lose their perfect record.

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Belfast's Frampton with a record of of 22 wins and 14 KOs, has vacated his Super-Bantamweight World Titles to make the move up to the 126-pound division where he will challenge Mexican star Santa Cruz (32 wins and 18 KOs), for the WBA Super World Featherweight Championship.

Should the Jackal triumph he would become the first Northern Ireland fighter to win world titles at two different weights - having become the first Irish boxer to unify titles after he outpointed Scott Quigg at the Manchester Arena in February.

With just days to go to the showdown on Saturday July 30, he answered questions from fans on Twitter with Showtime Boxing.

And he gave a short and sweet answer when he was asked: "The bookies have you at 9/2 to win by KO. Worth a punt?"


The Belfast boxer also revealed he hopes to have another fight in 2016 in Belfast.

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