Carl Frampton vs. Leo Santa Cruz 2 Final Press Conference Quotes & Photos

Undefeated featherweight world champion Carl Frampton and former three-division world champion Leo Santa Cruz went face-to-face Thursday at the final press conference before they enter the ring for their highly anticipated rematch that headlines a Premier Boxing Champions event this Saturday, January 28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and live on SHOWTIME.
 
Televised coverage of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT with undefeated lightweight world champion Dejan Zlaticanin battling former two-division world champion Mikey Garcia, who also squared-off at the final press conference before their championship showdown Saturday.
 
"Both Leo and myself enjoyed the fight, although more importantly, the fans enjoyed it. I have to give Leo credit for taking the rematch and making this happen.
 
"I think with this fight, there can't be too much that goes differently. Our styles just gel together. Leo is a tremendous fighter who I have the utmost respect for inside and outside of the ring.
 
"Both of us fight for our families. That's really all the motivation you need. Two young men with young kids who just want to give their children a better life. Those are the ingredients for a top quality contest.
 
"There's no doubt we both have what it takes to win this fight, but the way things have been going this training camp, I'm extremely confident I'll get the win. I'm excited for the fight, but I believe that I'm going to come home victorious. This crowd that has come from overseas to support me is incredible and I'm hoping to send them home happy."  
 
LEO SANTA CRUZ
 
"I'm happy to be here. Since I was very small it was my dream to be the main event on a big card. I saw all of the other greats fight here and I always said that maybe one day I could fight here. Now I've made it, thanks to the help of my family and team.
 
"Now that I've made it here, I want to make sure I shine. I want to give my best. I'm really prepared for this fight. Our first fight was great and this is going to be another tough fight.
 
"We've been working on some little things in the gym. We're going to be smarter but as a Mexican fighter, I'm going to give the fans a great fight. Every time I step into the ring, I'm trying to please the fans.
 
"I can use my distance and box if I wanted to, but I want to brawl. I want to bring my heart to the ring and entertain the fans. I'm going to do a little bit of everything.
 
"I'm going to be the smarter fighter and I'm going to do what I have to do to win this fight. I think this fight is going to be even better than the first fight.
 
"I need to really fight the best fight of my career. This is a huge fight and it's the main event in Las Vegas. This is what I dreamed of. I'm seeing the benefits of all of the hard work I've put in.
 
"Carl is a great fighter with great skills. He's very respectful and I know that he does this for his family too. When you do this for your family, you do it with heart and hunger and you leave everything in the ring."