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Thirty-one years ago, June 8, 1985 to be exact, Irish hero Barry McGuigan ended the seven-year featherweight title reign of fellow Hall of Famer Eusebio Pedroza by winning a 15-round decision, the greatest triumph of his career. Cheap Switzerland Soccer Jerseys .That was nearly two years before Carl Frampton was born. Frampton, of course, would grow up to become, along with McGuigan, one of the finest prize fighters to come out of Northern Ireland. And in storybook fashion, it was McGuigan, serving as Framptons manager, who guided him to a junior featherweight world title in 2014 and a unified title in February when Frampton outpointed Englands Scott Quigg in a huge fight.But having beaten his greatest rival at 122 pounds, and having trouble making the weight, Frampton (22-0, 14 KOs) decided it was time to move up to featherweight for his next challenge. It will come against formidable featherweight titleholder Leo Santa Cruz (32-0-1, 18 KOs), a three-division titlist, in the main event of a tripleheader on Saturday (Showtime, 9 p.m. ET with preliminary bouts on Showtime Extreme beginning at 7 p.m. ET/PT) at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.Frampton, the underdog, has the opportunity to surpass his mentor McGuigan in terms of winning a title in a second weight class and, if successful, he would claim the same WBA belt McGuigan won all those years ago. Both mean a lot to Frampton.Im completely up for it. Im excited to bring a big crowd over here, and Im going to do everything I can to have my hand raised, said Frampton, who will be boxing in the United States for the second time. Obviously I have enough motivation on my own, but it would be nice to bring back the title that Barry once owned. It feels a bit like destiny for me. Its my turn to win it back for him. Im doing this for my whole team. Im doing this for my family, and Im doing this for my entire country.Frampton, who is trained by Shane McGuigan, Barrys son, would also become the second Irish fighter to win a title in a second weight division.It would be huge, Frampton said. Theres been one other Irishman thats won world titles in two weight divisions and that was Steve Collins (at middleweight and super middleweight in the mid-1990s). But there has never been another Irishman thats done it. Id be making a better history for myself. Its going to be nice to win back the title that Barry owned 30 years ago -- that WBA title as featherweight. I feel like it might be time for me to make history. Im ready for this fight. I have been for a long time.Said Shane McGuigan: This fight is history in the making. Its a fight that can really put Carl on the map. Its always a huge opportunity when youre fighting for a title against someone of Santa Cruzs caliber. I wouldnt be taking on this fight if I wasnt extremely confident in Carl, even though hes coming in as the underdog. I dont think Santa Cruz has ever felt the power that Carl brings before. I think Carl can beat him comfortably.In the 10-round junior welterweight co-feature, former featherweight and junior lightweight titleholder Mikey Garcia (34-0, 28 KOs) of Ventura, California, who has been idle for 2? years because of a legal battle over his promotional contract, will return and face former featherweight titlist Elio Rojas (24-2, 14 KOs) of the Dominican Republic. Rojas is coming off a 23-month layoff.In the opener of the tripleheader, junior middleweight contenders Tony Harrison (23-1, 19 KOs), of Detroit, and the Ricky Hatton-trained Sergey Rabchenko (27-1, 20 KOs), of Belarus, will meet in a world title elimination bout.There are also two other 10-round bouts on the Showtime Extreme portion of the card: former welterweight and junior welterweight world titleholder Paulie Malignaggi (35-7, 7 KOs) against Brooklyn neighborhood rival Gabriel Tito Bracero (24-2, 5 KOs) at welterweight fight and Ukrainian lightweight Ivan Redkach (19-1-1, 15 KOs) against Philadelphias Tevin Farmer (21-4-1, 5 KOs).McGuigan made two successful title defenses, and then he traveled in 1986 to Las Vegas, where he lost it by 15-round decision to Steve Cruz in an outdoor venue in triple-digit heat which he was not ready to handle. McGuigan fought only four more times, as a junior lightweight, but never got a chance to challenge for a title in a second weight class.He is happy to see Frampton with a chance to do what he could not, but he isnt exactly emotional about it.Its wonderful that Carl is getting the chance to fight for the 126-pound title. We dont really go into the sentimental stuff very much. Its just a job, McGuigan said. At 126 (pounds), hes so much stronger, and camp has been fantastic. Hes looked great. And, yes, itd be nice if he won my old title, but thats about it. It didnt really matter. For him to win and to be impressed at his performance is whats important.I believe Leo Santa Cruz will bring the very best out of him because hes such a great fighter. But I believe 100 percent that Frampton will beat him. Whats important is winning on Saturday night. We put so much time and commitment to this game. You dont want to do all that work and lose. Getting the win is vital.Other than a few early bouts, Frampton, 29, has been making 122 pounds since he turned pro in 2009. He said it was time to move up and, if he was going to do so, he wanted to fight for a title immediately.Up at 126 I feel that this suits me more than fighting Leo Santa Cruz at 122, Frampton said. I think it would have been a harder fight for me at 122 simply because of making the weight. At 126, Im much better. And I think that everythings falling into place, and Im ready to take the title off him.Ive dealt with fighting bigger guys throughout my whole career. Im used to it. Ive fought bigger guys than Santa Cruz. I think on fight night Im going to be stronger. People forget that he started his career at bantamweight, while I fought as a featherweight in the amateurs. On the night, Ill be the bigger man, and that will be the difference.The last time I was an underdog was the Irish championships (in 2009), when I was an amateur. You could have got me at 11-2 (odds). I was a massive underdog. I dropped (the opponent) pretty early on, so the last time I was an underdog, a lot of people who knew me made a lot of money. Its going to be the same result this time. Moving up to 126 pounds was definitely the right decision for me. Im a big puncher but I lost power coming down to 122 pounds.Santa Cruz, who will be making his second title defense, said he did not think he would have any particular advantage with Frampton coming up to his weight class.I dont think moving up in weight will affect Carl at all. Hes got a big frame, and hes a big guy, said Santa Cruz, who won titles at bantamweight and junior featherweight before he also moved up to featherweight. He is probably a little bit bigger than me. I know he had problems making 122 pounds, but this should be easier for him.People think Frampton is the underdog because hes moving up in weight. But I moved up in weight too.Whoever wins the fight, most expect it to be action-packed. Frampton likes to come forward and has been in several entertaining bouts. Santa Cruz, 27, a Mexico native fighting out of Rosemead, California, is well known for throwing 100-plus punches per round and relentlessly stalking his foe.Im ready to come here and give a great fight, Santa Cruz said. I want to make it a war. Carl Frampton is a great fighter and he makes for an interesting fight. Carl is an undefeated fighter just like myself, so were both going to be hungry. Were going to leave it all in the ring. Neither of us wants to lose, and were going to give it our all.Said Frampton, Were both undefeated, and were looking for a war. Leo is a great fighter. Hes world class, easily the toughest opponent that Ive faced so far. But I think Im Leos best opponent as well. I think this has all the ingredients to be a top- quality fight. Ive had a hard training camp, and Im ready to leave everything in the ring. Authentic Soccer Switzerland Jerseys . Paul Pierce couldnt believe he missed at the end. Young scored a season-high 26 points to spark a huge effort from the leagues most productive bench, and Los Angeles beat the Brooklyn Nets 99-94 on Wednesday night after blowing a 27-point lead. Youth Switzerland Jerseys . The 18-year-old American had five birdies in her bogey-free round for a 17-under total of 196. Lee held the overnight lead but mixed three birdies with two bogeys for a 70. . And when it opened, every player was at his stall. Thats a sure sign that a team is in a slump and is searching for answers. "Its embarrassing to be at home and play the way we did," said defenceman Josh Gorges. Being a blue-collar midfielder on the verge of his 300th AFL match, Scott Thompson would never dare talk publicly about that elusive premiership.But the 33-year-olds answer was instructive when asked what still drove him in the game.Three losing prelims isnt a good track record, is it?, the much-admired Adelaide veteran said.The Crows have soared into third position on the back of a seven-game winning streak, raising legitimate hopes that they can contend this season.Thompson is in the last season, or so, of his outstanding career and the contested-ball animal admits he is impressed by what he sees around him.It would be unfair to single out any side as better than another, he said.But ... as a club right now, we sit in a pretty good position.Thompson had played 39 games in four seasons at Melbourne when he was traded to the Crows at the end of 2004.The following two seasons, he was part of Crows teams that lost preliminary finals and they did so again in 2012.The third of those near-misses was also the season when Thompson earned his one All-Australian selection and won the club best-and-fairest award for the second time.This Saturday, he will become the fifth Adelaide player to reach 300 games - and the first to do so after starting his career at a different club.Thompson is joining Crows royalty, with Andrew McLeod, Tyson Edwards, Mark Ricciuto and Ben Hart the others to reach the milestone.I certainly held them in the highest regard when they played and, tto be reaching that milestone myself, albeit over two clubs, certainly I will be proud of when I finish, Thompson said. Switzerland World Cup Jerseys. ne of footballs good blokes said the only downside to his longevity in the game was the lack of respect from teammates.Wayne Milera was just three when Thompson made his senior debut in 2001.The only thing that keeps me reminded (about how long he has played) ... is getting called fossil and old such-and-such and maybe a couple of other words I cant describe in here, Thompson said.A clear key to that longevity is how well Thompson takes care of himself.Asked if he has the best rig at the Crows, the impressively built midfielder smiled and answered probably.He joked about doing weights: I stare at them and they lift themselves.Thompson continued the banter when asked how much pride he took in helping younger midfielders step up since Patrick Dangerfields departure to Geelong.Thats all my doing - seriously, it is, he said.More seriously, Thompson said the development of teammates such as the Crouch brothers and Jarryd Lyons was testament to the clubs coaching.And he hopes his faultless workrate will remain an example long after he eventually retires.In this club, I would like to walk away leaving some form of legacy that I worked hard, got the best out of myself, taught other players good habits, he said. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '