BBC Sport - Santa Cruz: Dad's cancer meant I wasn't 100% for first Frampton fight
Santa Cruz: Dad's cancer meant I wasn't 100%
- From the section Boxing
Leo Santa Cruz says he was not 100% focused on training for his first fight with Carl Frampton because his father was being treated for cancer.
The Mexican, a former three-weight world champion, suffered his first defeat when Belfast boxer Frampton beat him for the WBA featherweight title in New York in July.
Frampton, Ireland's first two-weight world champion, will defend the belt in a rematch against Santa Cruz in Las Vegas on 28 January.