BBC Sport - Carl Frampton says his power will hurt Leo Santa Cruz in world title bout
My power will hurt Santa Cruz - Frampton
- From the section Boxing
Carl Frampton says he is in the form of his life after moving up to featherweight for Saturday's world title challenge against Leo Santa Cruz in New York.
Frampton aims to become Northern Ireland's first two-weight world boxing champion by beating the Mexican, who has won world titles at three weights.
Santa Cruz will have a height and reach advantage but Frampton believes the Mexican will not be able to cope with his power.
"I'm going to be so strong at this weight," said the unbeaten Frampton, 29, who holds the IBF and WBA super-bantamweight titles.
"I think boxing people here in America are underestimating me because they are judging me on the Alejandro Gonzalez fight in Texas last year when I had a disastrous first round but came back to win fairly comfortably.
"I think Leo Santa Cruz is underestimating me as well but I'll change his mind when I start hitting him hard in the first round."