Barclays Center Results July 30 – Frampton Grabs Gold!

Barclays Center Results July 30 – Saturday night saw the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York host Showtime Boxing for a full night of fights that saw WBA super world featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz defending his belt against undefeated Carl Frampton.

Ireland’s Frampton came out very focused, and it was clear he had enough crowd support in NYC that it sounded like a split crowd during the fighter intros and in round one the singing of the Irish fans made it sound like downtown Belfast.

Barclays Center Results July 30

The opening rounds saw a tense feeling-out process with Frampton holding his ground. In round two, Frampton knocked Santa Cruz off balance before the two men settled in and boxed. Frampton was using good lateral movement and seemed to be throwing the harder shots, occasionally landing to the body. Santa Cruz seemed to turn it up from there and Frampton was looking tired by round seven.

To his credit, Frampton found a second wind, and he once again was backing Santa Cruz up. The two men seemed to alternate winning rounds, as Frampton certainly slowed Santa Cruz’ punch count throughout the fight. Frampton was able to land a few “eye-catching” punches, but Santa Cruz was the busier fighter. In the last round, the two tired men laid it on the line. The fight went to the judges who returned Frampton the winner by majority decision: 114-114, 116-112, and 117-111. “The Jackal” goes home with the WBA Super World featherweight title, the second weight class he grabs a belt in. They are partying in Ireland Sunday!

In 140-pound action, Mikey Garcia made a successful return, stopping Elio Rojas in the fifth round. Rojas too was making a comeback, and he appeared to be more active in the opening rounds, but Garcia opened up in round three, knocking Rojas down twice. Garcia scored two more knockdowns in round five and that was enough for the referee to call a halt. Mikey Garcia returned with a flourish, moving his record to 35-0.

In an IBF 154-pound title eliminator, Tony Harrison (23-1) outclassed Sergey Rabchenko, logging most of the early rounds with a sound defense and strong counter punching. Rabchenko, who threw far fewer punches, was knocked down in the ninth round, forcing the stoppage. The end came at the 1:18 mark.

Veteran former two-division world champion Paulie Malignaggi (35-7) returned to his hometown to face another Brooklynite in Gabriel Bracero (24-2). The 10-round fight was for the “King of Brooklyn” belt. Malignaggi won the contraption via scores of 96-94 and 98-92 twice.

In another undercard bout of note, Brooklyn’s Amanda Serrano made quick work of Calixta Silgado of Colombia, knocking her down twice in the opening round to get the stoppage at the 1:41 mark. Serrano retains her WBO world female featherweight title.

Barclays Center Results July 30


-Kid Blast :

Harvey Dock, the referee, delivered a Bo Derrick last night. It was a perfect 10.

-Skibbz :

fair play it was a good fight. judges score cards were pretty wide. fair play to Leo too took the loss well and is still smiling. Hopefully a rematch in Belfast. Could be beginning of a Trilogy.

-oubobcat :

It was really a terrific fight and performance by Frampton. He had a great game plan and executed to perfection. His timing was just so good and Santa Cruz was really caught off guard by how well Frampton's timing was in the fight. I do hope we see a rematch. I could see Santa Cruz making some adjustments and performing better in another go of it. Plus, the styles of these two can't make for anything but a good entertaining fight.

-brownsugar :

Frampton's not your average fighter.... he moves like a mixture of a young Vic Darchinyan mixed with a fair helping of Pernell Whitaker, very confident and he is very comfortable any where in the ring. He bends well at the waist and at the knees to create whatever geometry he needs to evade punches in close. Plus Frampton controlled the range better than Santa Cruz and had Leo looking tentative after cracking him with a few good uppercuts. Great atmosphere at the Barclay's, Santa Cruz complained about the crowd noise but that's when the truly great fighters use their ability to shut the crowd up. ..... It shouldn't matter if their playing "Danny Boy" or "Juanita Guantanamera(a Cuban song)" You gotta shut the crown down. Floyd did it consistently. I had the fight very close. If the fight was in LA or Texas Santa Cruz would have won it. I have no doubt......So yes a rematch is warranted....but I'd rather see Russell vs Frampton, that fight could go either way due to Framptons movement and power. But for now, I don't want to hear Cruz complain about the crowd noise or any other factors, just suck it up and come back strong. I thought Mikey Garcia looked pudgy and way off his game but he still has time to get it right. Harris on the other hand showed a lot of improvements. Its good to see a boxer use a good stiff jab though out an entire fight. A good jab is supposed to soften up an opponent and Harris's opponent was gradually drained by the stiff jab Harris landed at will. Farmer looked pretty decent as well. Redchack wilted down the stretch. We still have JRock vs Charlo, Ward vs Kovalev which I guarantee will not put fans to sleep like Crawford vs Postol, and Ward vs Brand next week. Its getting to the point I can barely keep up with the action. Its definitely been a good year for boxing and 2016 is only halfway done.