Guillermo Rigondeaux is the King of the super bantamweight division admits Carl Frampton, but a King he wants to beat rather than bow to.
The Cuban sensation has made a big fuss about being stripped of his WBA and WBO titles, and rightly so, for in activity and has been calling for a shot of the winner of the massive Carl Frampton versus Scott Quigg unification clash, set for this Saturday.
Frampton has expressed sympathy for the plight of the fighter, who was formerly managed by Cork’s Gary Hyde, and claims Quigg should be embarrassed to be in possession of the two time Olympic gold medal winners title- and has now reconfirmed his desire to fight ‘Rigo’.
‘The Jackal’ admits it would prove a difficult bout, but believes he has the skills to beat a fighter he has labeled ‘the greatest amateur of all time’ and the balls to take the risk.
“I’ve always said I’m open to fight Rigo, I see him as the king of the division but I feel I’ve got the beating of him,” said Frampton.
“I would prefer it on home soil especially when you are fighting someone as good as Rigo, but I’m happy to make the Rigo fight.
“It’s a very difficult fight but I feel I’m the only super-bantamweight in the world who has the skillset, the ability and the balls — it’ll take a big set of balls — to beat Rigo, I really do. I feel I have the ingredients to beat him.”
Frampton has always expressed a desire to trade with Rigondeaux, who faces Jazza Dickons in England next month, however it has always proved a high risk low reward clash due to the fact Rigondeaux despite boasting pound for pound abilty doesn’t generate revenue.
There will most likely be more lucrative offers on the table if he overcomes Scott Quigg in Manchester this Saturday and although ‘Rigo’ will be mandatory for his WBA strap, Shingo Wake is next in line for his IBF strap.