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Santa Cruz vs Frampton: Fighter quotes and ticket information

Leo Santa Cruz is set to defend the WBA featherweight title against Carl Frampton on July 30.

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Leo Santa Cruz and Carl Frampton have officially announced their upcoming July 30 fight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, airing live on Showtime in the United States, and tickets are on sale today at 10 a.m. ET.

Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.ticketmaster.com, www.barclayscenter.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center. Group discounts are available by calling 844-BKLYN-GP.

LEO SANTA CRUZ

"I've never been to New York before and I’m looking forward to this big opportunity to put on a show for new fans in a new city. I always fight for the fans and I'm excited to be able to do that somewhere I haven't been before. Frampton is a good fighter. He has power and skills and he moves when he has to, but he has a weak chin. When he gets caught with a good punch, he goes down. He doesn't like pressure and I have that. I'm looking forward to putting on an exciting show at Barclays Center and I hope I leave with lots of new fans."

CARL FRAMPTON

"I am in terrific shape, I feel fantastic in the gym and I am ready for the biggest fight of my career. On July 30 I will become a two weight world champion. I respect Leo Santa Cruz, he is a great fighter and person, but I am preparing meticulously to overcome any challenge he brings on July 30. I cannot wait to hear the crowd at Barclays Center. It is my first time boxing in New York, where some of the greatest fights have taken place. I know there will be a large number of fans traveling from the UK and Ireland but there is also a huge Irish-American audience and I am eager to show them all what I can do. Get your tickets now, it’s going to be a great fight!"

LOU DIBELLA, Promoter

"Santa Cruz vs. Frampton is not only the best fight that can be made in the featherweight division, it truly is one of the most anticipated fights in all of boxing. Boxing fans can expect nonstop action in this can’t-miss matchup of aggressive styles. There's no better way for Santa Cruz and Frampton to make their New York debuts than at Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, against each other."

BRETT YOMARK, Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment

"The competitive matchup of Santa Cruz vs. Frampton shines an international spotlight on Brooklyn Boxing at Barclays Center. We’re especially excited to host two of the best featherweight boxers in the sport today as they fight in New York for the first time."