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Warren willing to make Frampton versus Rigondeaux make financial sense

New unified super bantamweight world champion Carl Frampton should aim for the best after disposing Scott Quigg, suggests Frank Warren.

Indeed, Warren claims the money argument is irrelevant and is ready to make the pride of Belfast an offer he ‘shouldn’t refuse’ to face silky-skilled Guillermo Rigondeaux.

The Cuban-born fighter, who faces Jazza Dickens in Liverpool on the 12th of March, has been trying to insult Frampton into fighting him over the last number of days.

While the IBF and WBA super bantamweight champion of the World says he would love to beat his fellow Jackal to prove he is the best at the weight in the World, he would prefer to fight Leo Santa Cruz next.

His manager and mentor Barry McGuigan understands the Rigondeaux argument, but claims that a fight with the talented , but non TV friendly Cuban makes no financial sense.

Warren, however claims he will make an offer that will counter that view point.

“Carl Frampton says he wants only to meet the best after defeating Scott Quigg in last weekend‘s disappointing IBF/WBA world super-bantamweight unification fight. So I am prepared to make him an offer he shouldn’t refuse,” said Warren.

“We at Queensberry are working with Rigondeaux’s promoters RocNation who like us want to see whether Frampton really does want to fight the Miami-based Cuban maestro he reckons he could beat. If so we are happy to stage it over here,” explained Warren.

With Rigondeaux team aiming to make the fight happen, Frank Warren is aiming to show money is no option and wants to make the anticipated fight a reality.

“Barry McGuigan keeps asking what money is in it? Well, let’s sort it out. There’ll be a very attractive offer on the table and we are willing to take the risk,” added the promoter.

With Frank Warren pursing to get the Frampton V Rigondeaux a certain he still has worries.

“The Jackal v El Chacal is a contest I doubt will happen though of, course it should, as it is as natural a match-up as Manchester’s all-British so-called blockbuster with Quigg, which unfortunately turned out to be more of a let-down than a showdown.”


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