Frampton: Quigg’s KO of Martínez proves nothing

Scott Quigg’s two-round demolition on Kiko Martínez has not scared Carl Frampton, and the IBF super bantamweight champ still feels that nothing has changed and that he will beat the Englishman “comfortably.”

Frampton spoke from his training camp in London to IFL TV and gave his thoughts on the career-best victory for Quigg.

‘The Jackal’ was reluctance to place too much importance on the Bury boxer’s win, noting that “things happen in boxing, you walk onto a shot and it’s all over.”

Indeed, the manner of the former British champions victory did not shock Frampton who argued that “styles make fights, I already knew Quigg could punch, but I believe that I’ve got the style to beat him comfortably.”

“I always believed that, and the Kiko fight doesn’t change that.”

While by no means claiming that Quigg won via a ‘lucky punch,’ Frampton did point to the opening round of the fight where the Englishman seemed troubled by the Martínez’s pressure, reasoning that “it was a short fight with Kiko, but Kiko showed me enough in the first round.”

Many may point to Frampton’s own previous fight, where he suffered two opening round knockdowns en-route to a wide points win over Alejandro González, however the Belfast man believes that this is overly reactionary, explaining that “people talk about last performances, and his was better than mine, but it doesn’t mean anything – if Barcelona lose to a Mickey Mouse team in Spain it doesn’t mean that they’re a better team.”

“Overall, my performances and my opponents have been better than Quigg’s – I’m still the A-side.”

Joe O'Neill

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