EDDIE Hearn claims Carl Frampton will move to featherweight to avoid being embarrassed by Scott Quigg.
The Matchroom boss was full of confidence after Scott Quigg’s impressive second round stoppage of former Frampton foe Kiko Martinez in Manchester and suggested the IBF super bantamweight champion wouldn’t last five rounds with his charge.
Hearn suggests if Frampton is getting put to the canvas by Alejandro Gonzalez Jr ‘the eleventh best super bantamweight in Mexico’ he wouldn’t live with the Bury man.
“If Frampton is getting knocked over twice by the 11th best super-bantamweight in Mexico he will never last five rounds with Scott Quigg. He will move up to featherweight as an excuse to avoid a fight with Scott. We know his frailties.”
The comments may be borne out of Quigg’s stoppage of the teak tough World champion, but they are also most likely an attempt to further goad ‘The Jackal’ into a massive pay per view clash with the WBA strap holder.
However, speaking last night Hearn indicated former pound for pound #3 Nonito Donaire was next in line for Quigg.
“The only ones I think that would take the fight against Scott are Guillermo Rigondeaux and Donaire, and we are close to making that fight with Donaire,” Hearn told a press conference.
“They are talking about November in Dubai but I would like do that [Donaire] fight in Manchester.”