Scott Quigg dismisses Frank Warren rumours – but Carl Frampton rematch target remains


Scott Quigg won’t join the featherweight exodus to Frank Warren in a bid to get much desired return with Carl Frampton – however the chase for a rematch continues.

The Bury puncher only career defeat came after the Manchester Arena hosted PPV clash back in February 2016 and he hasn’t been shy about expressing his desire for a return since.

Frampton has never been excited by the prospect of a rematch and questions whether fight fans would want to see it again, but there were suggestions that if the pair had become promotional stable mates a repeat would become a distinct possibility.

Having become associated with Lee Selby, Josh Warrington, and Frampton, veteran promoter Warren has created a bit of an IBF featherweight World title Mexican stand off.

It looks like Selby will defend his title against Warrington in May, with the winner defending against Frampton in Windsor Park around August time.

Warren had suggested if Quigg was to trade Sky for BT and Matchroom for Queensberry he could be thrown into the mix, but the Freddie Roach-trained fighter claims he is more than content with the arrangement he has.

Quigg want the person who will emerge with the WBA featherweight title after Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares trade leather for a second time next year and believes Eddie Hearn can deliver that bout.

The English boxer outlined to the Bury Times how “I’m happy where I am. Matchroom do the job for me. I have just put myself in line for the winner of Abner Mares and Leo Santa Cruz for the world title. It is what it is and I am happy where I am.”

While becoming world champion at featherweight is Quigg’s immediate goal, he admits he will always want Frampton revenge – and it seems revenge for him would be sweeter if it came during a World title fight.

“I’m always going to want the rematch with Frampton,” he added.

“I would always love that fight again but at the end of the day I want to go and become world champion, so when I become world champion that fight I will happen.

“From the first fight [against Frampton], my tactics were wrong on the night and I should have put the pressure on early. As soon as I put the pressure on the fight would have been mine, but it was too little too late,” he continued before suggesting he wasn’t overly impressed as Frampton ended a frustrating 10 months with victory over Horacio Garcia.

“He fought a fringe world class fighter. Garcia was very predictable but what he did bring was a very energetic work rate and a world class chin.”

“I think Frampton made very hard work of it.”

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