Frampton will not allow Santa Cruz bully tactics

Carl Frampton says he will not allow Leo Santa Cruz to use his bully tactics when the two square off in their world title rematch in Las Vegas on Sunday.

The 29-year-old Frampton beat Santa Cruz in their first fight last July, the Northern Irish boxer winning by points in a thrilling match.

Frampton matched the Mexican's workrate and intensity the last time the two fought but is looking for a more convincing victory in Sin City.

The Belfast-born boxer told Sky Sports: "If you look through his career, he has fought the same way the whole time, trying to overwhelm and bully opponents.

"I'm the only fighter who has been able to push and hit him back and not allow him to have it all his own way – that's the difference.

"I don't think he knows what else to do, whereas I've made a few adjustments in training and if I carry them out then I will win more convincingly."

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