Frampton had his chance Quigg will go for Donaire next says coach

IF Scott Quigg gets past potential pot hole Kiko Martinez in Manchester on Saturday night all roads will lead to Nonito Donaire, claims coach Joe Gallagher.

Most expect the WBA regular champion and IBF World champion Carl Frampton to resume talks if both have their hand raised in their respective July 18 fights.

However, Gallagher, Quigg’s coach the Frampton ship has finally sailed and former Pound for Pound ranked star Donaire will be next for his charge.

“If he gets past Martinez, it’ll be Nonito Donaire. It won’t be Carl Frampton. The problem with that fight is Barry McGuigan.

“It’s all roads leading to Donaire. That’s a huge fight and a name that Quigg is crying out for,” Gallagher told SkySports.

Quigg is odds on favourite to beat the Spainard Frampton beat twice, first to claim the European title and then the World title, but it certainly isn’t an easy fight for the Bury man, who has had over protected accusations sent his way.

If the Martinez that won three success World title fights by way of knockout turns up an upset could be on the cards, but Gallagher claims his fighter is ready for the power punching teak tough Spaniard.

“Scott is in a great place physically and mentally. He said to me at the public workout last week that he wished it was tomorrow night he was fighting.

“No matter which way Kiko Martinez wants the fight to pan out on Saturday night, Scott has an answer for it.

It’s all roads leading to Donaire. That’s a huge fight and a name that Quigg is crying out for.
“Scott has had some really top-class sparring in the training camp and he’s ready to put on a scintillating performance on Saturday night.

“His attention to detail is unbelievable. He trains, sleeps, eats and that’s it. He repeats for three sessions a day. His hunger and desire for knowledge is like someone who is new to the sport.”


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