McGuigan discusses rematch possibilities
Barry McGuigan hasn’t ruled out the possibility of a Frampton versus Quigg II, but suggets the first installment set for Manchester on February 27 would have to be a nigh on Fight of The Year contender for it to happen.
Eddie Hearn was always a rematch advocate keen to do the first installment Belfast before bringing it to a Stadium in the Summer, but that proved a stumbling block in round one of what seemed like 12 round negotiations.
McGuigan has revealed there is no rematch clause in the contract for the eagerly anticipated clash and Team Frampton have always claimed that once Quigg has been dealt with they want to move on and secure fights the big American based names.
There is also the title issue. The winner of the massive super bantamweight clash will have two mandatory options put in front of him. It’s either face Shingo Wake and vacate the WBA title or fight Rigondeaux and vacate the IBF strap. In that regard a rematch may not even be for a title.
Regardless McGuigan has left the door open suggesting if it’s a fight the fans demand to see again it could happen.
“It all depends on how exciting the fight is and what sort of response there is,” said McGuigan
“I mean there’s been mention of a rematch but nothing set in stone, absolutely nothing set in stone. It’s like a cash register. All of the apples have to come up.”
Frampton himself, has always been of the opinion that if he performs to his best there will be no rematch clamour.
I don’t want to take Scott Quigg lightly. I don’t want to (people to think) I’m looking passive. I’m not. I’m training very, very hard for this fight. But, me on my best — if I put in 100 percent performance, if I put in the best performance I can, and Scott Quigg puts in the best performance he can, then I win the fight and it’s not even close.
“So, it’s about me and how I perform, because I know if I perform my best and there’s only one winner.