The main difference however could be argued that Frampton doesn’t go into Saturday’s bout at the Barclays Centre in New York with full confidence of a guaranteed victory.
‘The Jackal’ is by no means foreseeing a loss. Rather he rates Santa Cruz a lot higher than Scott Quigg and believes the clash wont be a guaranteed win like against the Bury boxer, whom he had spent the majority of his career planning and visualising victory against.
Frampton explained to Tha Boxing Voice that “I knew I was going to win the Quigg fight.”
“It was an easy fight in the end, I knew that’s the way it was going to be.”
“This is going to be much tougher and one that people are going to remember it.”
Describing the enormity of his Big Apple match-up, Frampton outlined how “the Quigg fight, obviously, it was a big win, but this is me becoming a two-weight World champion, one of the only Irishmen ever to do it.”
“Steve Collins was the only other one.”
“This is a huge fight, this means so much more than the Quigg fight definitely.”
“This is the big one.”
Watch Carl Frampton’s full interview with Tha Boxing Voice below: