Frampton: I want to settle the score with Quigg and want him next

Their respective promotional companies may be at loggerheads, however Scott Quigg and Carl Frampton are both desperate to get in the ring together

While Eddie Hearn seemingly wants Quigg to fight former four weight champion, Nonito Doanire, the Bury man himself has claimed that he wants to fight Frampton next. Speaking yesterday on Newtalk 106’s Off The Ball, ‘The Jackal’ echoed these sentiments.

Frampton stated that “I’m interested in making the fight with Quigg, I was interested before.”

“Hopefully that fight can be made. In terms of negotiations, we’re still in the driving seat, me and my team.”

Outlining why this is the case, the Belfast man continued “in America and in the UK and Ireland, my fight was watched by over five million people – Quigg’s was watched by about 200,000 people on Sky. I’ve got the real world title, I sell the tickets.”

Frampton however gave credit where credit was due and noted that “If you compare our last performances, Quigg’s was probably better than mine.”

On the Englishman’s second round knockout of former champion Kiko Martínez, Frampton admitted that “I was a bit shocked because Kiko Martínez is a very good fighter.”

“I was shocked at how well that Quigg dealt with him, he needs to get a bit of credit for that, that was a very good win against Kiko.”

The Tiger’s Bay man did note that “then again, Kiko is someone I’ve already beat twice, I knocked him out once and I completely outboxed him a second time.”

Detailing his exciting plans, Frampton explained that “I have a mandatory, a guy called Shingo Wake from Japan, who I have to fight at some point.”

“Obviously though, I prefer the Quigg fight cos it’s a big fight, there’s a lot of hype around it, especially in the UK and Ireland, on the world stage not so much. I’d like to settle the score there. “

“So hopefully that can be made, that’s the plan. I’d like the Quigg fight next, and then St. Patrick’s Day on the East Coast: New York, Boston, Philly, somewhere like that. It would be a pretty much perfect year then.”

Joe O'Neill

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