Frampton: Quigg and I is not a unification fight he has a mickey mouse title

CARL Frampton would love to fight Scott Quigg but has no interest in the Bury fighters ‘Mickey Mouse’ title.

Some are trying to bill the eagerly awaited clash, a fight which looks set to happen to this year, as a unification fight, but Frampton claims Quigg’s WBA regular title isn’t a legitimate World title.

The Belfast fight star and IBF super batmanweight champion of the World also states any fight negotiations should reflect the pairs status as well as ticket selling ability.

“I’d love to fight Quigg,” said Frampton when speaking to RTE. “I wouldn’t call it a unification fight because I don’t  believe the title he has is a legitimate world title.

“I’ve got a world title. A legitimate one. The WBA champion is Rigondeaux. If it was going to be a unification bout it would be Rigondeaux or Santa Cruz [Leo, the WBC champion]. Not Scott Quigg.

“He’s got, in my opinion, a Mickey Mouse title. His promoter and his team need to remember that when they’re coming to the table to start negotiating.

“They need to also remember that I’m the one that brings all the fans and sells out the arenas. It would be disappointing if it didn’t happen.

Quigg is recovering from a hand injury at the minute, but Frampton is hopeful a Summer clash can be made. However he first has to overcome a February 28 title fight with Chris Avalos, a fighter he believes will provide him with a tougher test than Quigg.

“This fight against Chris Avalos is a much tougher fight but I think the Quigg fight is a bigger one [event-wise].

“So I’m not looking past Avalos, but if I get past him I want to fight Quigg next.”


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