A deal for a mega fight between Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg could not be be agreed earlier this year but IBF champion Frampton is still hopeful of fighting the Bury boxer before the year is out.
Frampton defends his title for the second time in El Paso Texas against Alejandro González Jr on Saturday but is already eyeing up a massive domestic dust up on home soil against Quigg.
The Belfast super bantamweight champion is adamant that he is the big draw in any potential fight and the terms of the agreement will have to reflect that. Frampton has also alluded to having other options on the table should the Quigg fight not materialise.
“I hope the fight can get made with Quigg but you have to realise who is number 1.They know what we want and it’s completely fair. If they want to bend a bit, then it can get done – but he has priced himself out of it a bit. Quigg needs to know who the boss is. I would like it to be done before the end of the year” Said Frampton.
He continued “I’d love the Quigg fight back home [next]. But it depends on so many things,” added Frampton. “It obviously depends on Saturday afternoon for me and Saturday night for him, against Kiko. That’s no gimme, it’s a tough, tough fight. But there is loads of options – Santa Cruz-Abner Mares, the winner of that, [Guillermo] Rigondeaux is another fight I’d like. I’ve got my eyes on everyone. I just want big names from here on in.”