Frank Warren has no doubts that if and when Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg eventually meet, the Bury man will be victorious.
Writing in his weekly column for www.frankwarren.com, the promoter discussed the pair’s respective fights last weekend.
On former the former British champion, Warren states that “I thought Scott Quigg had a great victory and showed tremendous finish with a peach of a punch.”
“Yet in the first round, his opponent Kiko Martinez seemed to be doing a bit of a job on him.”
“Maybe the well-seasoned Spaniard became-confident and that’s how he got clipped.”
On the other hand, Warren was not impressed by Frampton who he feels “was average against a very average Mexican in Texas.”
The 63 year old believes that “if the Ulsterman stays at super-bantamweight, Quigg surely will beat him and that’s the opinion of a lot of good judges.”
Warren did acknowledge the issues with making weight that ‘The Jackal’ had before the bout, reckoning that “Frampton claimed he had to lose a lot of weight and, if so, maybe that made a big difference.”
Like many, the veteran promoter saw the parallels between Frampton’s difficulties stateside and those of his manager’s before him, musing that “his manager, Barry McGuigan, sitting at ringside, must have had kittens, as well as flashbacks to the night he lost his own world title in steamy Las Vegas to Steve Cruz.”
Warren then went on to give some odd opinions on the first round knockdowns suffered by Frampton, noting that “what perturbed me was to see Frampton go down from body punches in the first round.”
“Of course any fighter can get caught cold, especially in the opening round. But to be floored from body punches is quite alarming.”
Any and all who watched the fight will know that the two knockdowns came from head shots – the first from a stiff jab that caught Frampton off balance, and the second from a straight that crumpled the Belfast man’s knees.
Warren, however, continued: “That guy he fought was ranked No.11 in Mexico. From now on, whoever he fights will know exactly where to hurt him.”
“If you are susceptible to body shots, it is something that is very difficult to overcome.”
“You might say that they may have found Frampton’s Achilles heel – in his belly!”