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Frampton given a two week deadline to make Quigg fight

IF the mega fight between Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg isn’t made over the next two weeks it will never happen warns Joe Gallagher.

Quigg’s trainer says his charge will return training at the beginning of April ahead of a May or June ring return and Gallagher claims he the Bury 26 year old needs to know his opponent when camp starts.

The Manchester based trainer with Sligo heritage indicated if a Frampton deal isn’t agreed  by that stage they will name another opponent.

“Scott Quigg is fighting in May or June,” he told the Manchester Evening News. “If it’s Carl Frampton in the opposite corner, it is. If not, it will be someone else. We need to make a decision in the next two weeks. Scott will go into training at the beginning of April so needs to know who his opponent is.

“If it doesn’t happen, it’s not the fault of Scott.”

Considering the money both could make and the public demand for the bout putting a two week deadline on negotiations seems dramatic, but Gallagher goes from dramatic to Hollywood by stating if a deal is not agreed over the next two week the fight will never happen.

“If it doesn’t happen now, it will never happen,” he said. “Now is the time.There’s no excuses. Frampton has got a voluntary defence and Quigg is in training.

“It is the biggest domestic fight this year because Amir Khan is not fighting Kell Brook and Tyson Fury isn’t fight Anthony Joshua.It has to happen now.”


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