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Frampton receives new offer to fight Quigg today

CARL Frampton might be taking a well earned break after 12 rounds of World title action in the El Paso heat on Saturday, but his team will be mulling over a new offer from Eddie Hearn today.

The Matchroom boss attempted re open talks that fell apart in front of the public earlier in the year and today sent an offer to Cyclone Promotions in a bid to make the mouthwatering Ireland v England battle.

Post Scott Quigg’s impressive knockout result over former World champion Kiko Martinez on the same night Frampton got up of the floor to retain his IBF title, Hearn name dropped Noninto Donaire as the Gallagher Gym puncher’s next opponent.

The Matchroom boss then suggested Frampton would move up weight to avoid his charge, but a clash with ‘The Jackal’ remains the most lucrative option so Hearn has made another offer to Cyclone in bid to get the fight on for November.

“We will go back with a revised offer and try again. It’s the biggest fight for them,” Hearn told BBC Sport.

“Common sense tells you the fight should happen, but common sense in boxing doesn’t apply. All we can do is keep trying.

“They wanted a 60-40 financial split before and I offered them 60-40 to the winner but they didn’t want that, so I offered them an outright offer but they didn’t want that either.

“If they fought next it would be in November and I think Carl would be up for coming to Manchester but wants that added financial edge. We will go back with a new offer on Monday.”


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