By Jonny Stapleton
TEAM Scott Quigg have gone to great pains to express their desire to put a dust up with domestic nemesis Carl Frampton on the long finger–but the Belfast fighter’s promoter Eddie Hearn claims he will make it impossible for the British Champion to avoid the Commonwealth belt holder in 2012.
Quigg and Frampton are said to be on a collision course but the Bury fighter, his trainer Joe Gallagher and promoter Ricky Hatton have all said they want a Frampton Quigg clash to brew over the next few years.
Hatton Promotions would prefer the duo to clash at European or World rather than domestic level.
Team Frampton, however are keen to make the eagerly anticipated super bantamweight bash and soon as possible and Matchroom boss, Hearn claims he will ensure it will take place in Belfast this autumn.
Hearn, who also looks after Paul McCloskey and is bringing Prizefighter to Belfast in May, will treble Quigg’s highest purse and give him an offer he can’t refuse.
“Carl Frampton and Barry McGuigan are willing to make a fight with anyone. People talk about Scott Quigg- Carl would fight Scott Quigg tomorrow. We told the Hatton’s this time and time again but they say let it brew. Why? He is British champion and Carl has the Commonwealth belt. Lets make it happen,” said Hearn.
“I don’t think fighters are scared, but Scott Quigg’s team seem to be avoiding the fight. It is risky both ways, but if you believe in yourself you take the fight. Scott Quigg won’t take that fight at present so what I am going to do is make him a big offer to come to Belfast in September or October. I will make an offer he can’t refuse. I can treble any purse Scott Quigg has ever received because I know a Frampton Quigg fight will sell out in Ireland.”
The heir to the Matchroom throne revealed he hopes ‘The Jackal’ will be out twice before a unification fight with the 24 year old British Champion- and is targeting a June homecoming against either Kiko Martinez, Rendall Munroe or Willie Casey.
“It will be a busy period for Carl. Obviously he will defend his title on the Kell Brook/Matthew Hatton under card in front of 10,00 people in Sheffield live on Sky. Then we are looking to come to Belfast early in June or the end of July to fight Kiko Martinez, Rendall Munroe or even Willie Casey. They are the big fights we want to bring to Ireland after two fights on the road.”