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Good point Cribb… Boxing doesn’t start and end with the US these days… It’s a global sport… These guys should have some pro fights outside the US.

Posted December 14, 2013 6:10 pm 

von Pugsly

Yeah. Frampton will beat Santa Cruz easy? I’ll believe it when I see it. Plenty of UK fighters run into problems once they dare to fight somewhere outside of their own insular scene. If Frampton wants to be more than a local talent he needs to dare to be great, hope on a plane, and get a fight in Vegas or MSG in NYC against someone like Santa Cruz. But before he does it he might want to settle matters at home with Quigg. I’m not sure Frampton wins that fight.

Posted December 14, 2013 4:28 pm 


Frampton will beat Santa Cruz… No problem.

In fact, he’ll give Rigondeaux a tough go… He won’t beat him of course — but he’s no Agbeko who just stands there waiting all night and never throws. Frampton is one of the busiest super bantams out there work-rate wise … and he can box, punch, and defend. He’s the best fighter in the UK.

Posted December 14, 2013 2:28 pm 



APOLOGIES, I forgot about Lomanchenko! I’ll wait to see how he goes a few rounds in his title shot. The only thing that can hold him back is how he will do the 12 round distance… I forget the guy who lost to MIKEY GARCIA but beat JUANMA twice name, but he will try to employ as many old man tricks to wear him down over the last few rounds.

Personally, I like to see these guys have several bouts, even tho’ they had long amateur careers, it’s good to get the body to grow into the longer distances and to deal with competition that grows stronger after 3 rounds and with guys who get better as they begin to read fighters the longer a fight goes….

Generally the old 4 and 3 round competitions are a sprint and is why some guys probably would have been average at best as amateurs, but beasts as pros….

Right now I am more than pleased to see the cream of the amateur boxers from Eastern Europe and now Cuba come to the fore.

Posted December 14, 2013 8:26 am 


Lomanchenko is No.2 behind Rigo. I don’t care if he has had only one Pro fight. Lomanchenko will probably fight Rigo in his 4th fight. He is going to break all the records.

Posted December 14, 2013 7:59 am 


Don’t make me laugh. Frampton is promoted (employed) by Frank Warren. Frampton will not get any meaningful title fights. He will have to fight whoever Warren tells him to fight. And you can bet it will be eastern European bums for the next 18 months at least.

Posted December 14, 2013 6:57 am 


The only way Frampton fights Santa Cruz, is if the fight is in Belfast, if Golden Boy offers him a match in USA, he would refuse it, the same goes for Quigg. All this is just Name calling.

Posted December 14, 2013 6:16 am 


FRAMPTON IS STEPPING up, unlike QUIGG if he takes the fight with SANTA CRUZ, who I rate highly. No one in boxing has a higher workrate than Santa Cruz, who does some decent bodywork and is as relentless in the championship rounds as he is in the first!

Frampton has done nothing wrong in his chase Of Quigg and with McGuigan behind him has a good camp.

IMHO the two top fighters at this weight are RIGO and SANTA, followed by the likes of The Jackal and Quiggy… Not too sure where FLASH DONAIRE returns as, so won’t include him for now.

I would love to see RIGO vs SANTA CRUZ in a year’s time!

Posted December 14, 2013 3:44 am 

von Pugsly

Good fight. Make it happen, boxing gods. Maybe Carl can bring his dad Peter along for the ring walk and come out to Tubular Bells.

Posted December 13, 2013 9:32 pm 

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