Ringstar CEO Richard Schaefer believes Carl Frampton’s second bout with Leo Santa Cruz could be even better than the first, whilst predicting a knockout ending to the WBC title co-feature.
Mikey Garcia challenges Dejan Zlaticanin for the WBC lightweight belt in chief support on January 28 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and Schaefer beamed with delight when speaking about the double-header at a recent press gathering.
“It’s a thrill to promote another fantastic night of boxing featuring two evenly matched world championship showdowns,” said Schaefer. “These are the kinds of cards that Ringstar is all about.
“Frampton and Santa Cruz put on a memorable performance in July and battled from the opening bell. It was Frampton who took home the belt last time, but I expect that Leo will train to be 100 percent and do everything in his power to get his title back.
“I believe this could be an even better fight than the first one.
“We also have Mikey Garcia, who shook off the ring rust in July and will challenge the most dangerous lightweight champion in the world, Dejan Zlaticanin, in the co-main event. This is a fight that looks destined to end by knockout.
“The perfect stage for this great night of action is the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and I anticipate a huge crowd on hand to support these outstanding fighters.”
Frampton v Santa Cruz and Zlaticanin v Garcia will be shown live on Showtime as part of a massive few weeks for the network in the New Year.