As Leo Santa Cruz and Carl Frampton prepare to collide for one of the top spots in the featherweight division this Saturday, the undefeated fighters have plenty of motivation as they approach their marquee summer blockbuster.
Right here, we have several different video features from Showtime on the Santa Cruz vs. Frampton bout and some of the motivation that each fighter is bringing into the ring with him.
Boxing has always been a family affair for the Santa Cruz clan, with father Jose leading the charge with the assistance of Leo’s brother, Antonio. But a frightening diagnosis of cancer has threatened to prevent Jose from manning Leo’s corner for the first time in his career.
After unifying the super bantamweight division, Frampton moved up to featherweight for his second fight in the U.S. And while the Irish sensation aims to become a two-division world champion, he’s also hoping to become a star in America and follow in the footsteps of his mentor, Hall of Famer Barry McGuigan.
Check out these intimate SHOWTIME Sports features on Santa Cruz and Frampton as they approach a career-defining moment this Saturday from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.