BARRY McGuigan has all but told Eddie Hearn to stop being a Twitter Twat and get in touch if he is serious about making a massive Carl Frampton versus Scott Quigg clash.
Hearn indicated he would like to make the clash after Quigg’s successful WBA title defence in Manchester last Saturday night and took to Twitter to further express his desire to see the fight.
The Matchroom boss, who promoted The Cyclone Promotions stars European title fight against Kiko Martinez amongst bouts previous, said he would take the fight without options, but would like a rematch clause should ‘The Jackal’ win.
Cyclone CEO and Irish boxing legend McGuigan reaffirmed Frampton’s desire to fight the Bury puncher and said he would gleefully agree to the bout. The former World champion, who will promote a show with Jamie Conaln, Marco McCullough and Connrad Cummings in Belfast on May 24, admits there are some TV issues and Team Frampton previously stated that they would like the contract to be option free.
However he is open to working out a deal that suits both parties and when speaking to the Daily Mail told Hearn to get in touch if he wants to get it on.
McGuigan seems to have his reservations about Hearn’s intentions claiming that the Matchroom boss feels Frampton would stop his man, but said if he is serious about the clash he is more than willing to sit down and discuss terms.
‘He keeps twittering that he wants this fight for Quigg but the social media is no way to conduct serious negotiations. Certainly not for us.
‘Eddie did make one early offer to us but it was derisory. I invited him to meet with us immediately for sensible talks but he said he had to go abroad for another fight. So I suggested an appointment the following week… but he never came back to us.
‘Since then he’s kept saying in public how eager he is to do this fight but we’ve still heard nothing from him. We would be delighted to get it on but do they really, really want it? I doubt it,” McGuigan told the Mail.
“Quigg’s a good fighter but Carl is special and I believe he would knock him out. I suspect Eddie thinks so, too.
“We are caught up in the cross-fire of rivalry between two television networks, BoxNation where Carl is appearing, and Sky, with whom Eddie has an exclusive deal and who don’t want Quigg to fight on another channel.
‘But I have to make it known that Carl will gladly fight Quigg if they are willing to do it.’