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Eddie Hearn wants Jono Carroll v Scott Qiugg on Ruiz Joshua card

Talk of a mouthwatering clash between Jono Carroll [17(3)-1(0)-1] and Scott Quigg [35(26)-2(0)-2] is not going away.

Eddie Hearn first mentioned he liked the idea of making the Irish English clash for the Andy Ruiz and Anthony Joshua world title rematch undercard this December two weeks ago.

The Matchroom boss suggested it was a good fit for Saudi Arabia and December 7 – and the fan reaction seemed positive.

At the time recent world title challenger, Carroll revealed he hadn’t heard anything with regard to the possible clash, but Hearn has since reiterated his desire and intention to have the fight as part of the PPV card.

When speaking to IFL TV about the undercard make up for the WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight world title return Hearn said: “Saudi looks like Alexander Povetkin vs Michael Hunter.

“Maybe Liam Smith against Jessie Vargas. Scott Quigg against Jono Carroll and Filip Hrgovic against someone.

“Then one other fight.”

Former WBA super bantamweight world champion, Quigg hasn’t fought since October of last year and hasn’t commented with regard to being open to fighting the bearded southpaw.

‘King Kong’ on the other hand has called for the fight previously. The popular fighter, who put his March world title defeat to Tevin Farmer behind him with victory over Eleazar Valenzuela in Mexico last month, has been vocal about wanting ‘smash Quigg up’ in the past. 

Indeed, when Quigg, who is now trained by Freddie Roach, called for a fight with IBF super featherweight world champion Farmer, Carroll was quick to intervene.

“Scott Quigg would want to fight me first before he fights Tevin Farmer,” the talkative star said.

“I’ll smash Scott Quigg up. I don’t know why he thinks he can call out Tevin Farmer. Scott Quigg hasn’t even done much recently. He hasn’t beaten a name recently.”

“He is doing great training over there with Freddie Roach, probably getting great spars and that, but Farmer is way too slick for Scott Quigg,” opined Carroll

The fight would be a big one for Carroll not only having the slot on such a massive card, but in terms of being afforded the chance to add a known name to his record.

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie