2016 BOXING fight – Leo Santa Cruz vs Carl Frampton – full fight Video WBA

3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2016-07-30, close and exciting fight between Leo Santa Cruz and Carl Frampton: it is close to to get four stars!

Both undefeated, the world champion in three different weight classes Leo Santa Cruz entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 32-0-1 (18 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.1 featherweight in the world while his opponent, the former Ibf and Wba super-Bw champion Carl Frampton, has a perfect record of 22-0-0 (14 knockouts) and he entered as the No.1 super bantamweight. Santa Cruz won the Wba belt last year against Abner Mares (=Santa Cruz vs Mares) and he defended it once in 2016 beating Kiko Martinez in five rounds (Fight of the Year candidate, Santa Cruz vs Martinez) while Frampton, who defeated Martinez twice, by tko in nine rounds in 2013 (=Frampton vs Martinez I) and by unanimous decision in 2014 (=Martinez vs Frampton II), comes off the victory over Scott Quigg (=Frampton vs Quigg). ‘El Terremoto’ Santa Cruz vs Frampton is valid for the WBA Super World featherweight title (Santa Cruz’s second defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!


Date: 2016-07-30

Where: Barclays Center, New York, USA

Division: featherweight (126 lbs, 57.2 kg)

Title: WBA Super World featherweight title

Result: Click here to show the fight’s result
Carl Frampton def. Leo Santa Cruz (majority decision, 114-114, 116-112, 117-111)


Santa Cruz’s previous fight: Leo Santa Cruz vs Kiko Martinez

Frampton’s previous fight: Carl Frampton vs Scott Quigg

Their next fight: Carl Frampton vs Leo Santa Cruz 2


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17 thoughts on “2016 BOXING fight – Leo Santa Cruz vs Carl Frampton – full fight Video WBA”

  1. Agreed – not a close fight.
    Frampton did a wonderful job. Out boxed and landed the harder shots.

    I had it 9-3.

    • I had Frampton up 4-2 in the first half, but gave him only two rounds of the second half. Not a score I’d swear by, given the video quality (and a few drinks, haha).

  2. Hugely enjoyable, and a credit to both men. I had it a draw (based on watching a pretty poor video). The wide margin given to Frampton by one judge was a bit shocking.

    • I had it 7-5 Frampton. That video is ugly, at the end frampton looks like a single pixel and Santa Cruz is the other lol. Well, our host takes what they can find.

  3. They’ve shown great attacking skills; however, I haven´t seen those skills while defending…

  4. It surprised me that Frampton punches seemed stronger tah Leo’s. A great fight with a lot of technique display being the irishman the most skillfull. Too bad for Santa Cruz who had done a great job in his carreer. Carl Frampton showed a great donminance of the distance, rythm & defense even though he suffered quite a bit in the late rounds, still fighting well in the inside and delivering the greater damage.

  5. Good fight! I had Frampton leading early, Santa Cruz came back with some strong rounds, then they went back and forth later on. I give a close decision to Frampton. I can see a case for a draw, but I can’t really see Leo winning; he didn’t really land the overall harder punches, and although he was busy (as per usual), so was Frampton, who countered quite nicely. But overall a great fight, from two classy fighters. Thx for the post!

  6. I agree to an extent, but the rounds were very close, so tough to score. I had it like you, 7-5. However, the video quality is so bad, at the end frampton is one pixel and Santa Cruz is the other, it doesn’t help our judging lol.


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