English super bantamweight star Scott Quigg claims he was unimpressed by Carl Frampton’s British title eliminator display and is struggling to see what all the hype is about.
The WBA inter continental champion beat his hot prospect nemesis to a domestic title shot and will fight Jason Booth in October, and if he collects the prestigious strap his first defence will have to be against The Jackal.
However, after watching Frampton’s SKY debut against Robbie Turley the 22 year old 21 fight veteran is confident he can beat the Celtic Champion.
Indeed he welcomes the chance to prove he and not Barry McGuigan’s protégé is worthy of the boxing hype.
The Bury native believes he should be viewed as the biggest British super bantamweight prospect and is confident he can prove why if the pair meet in what would be a sensational fight at the turn of the year.
“I watched Carl’s fight on SKY. He did what he had to do against a tricky fighter with a awkward style, but to be honest I didn’t see anything special to back up the kind of hype he’s getting. I am confident that I will beat Jason Booth and then Carl if he is next on the list. I believe that I am the best super bantam weight in Britain,” Quigg told Mirror Sport before admitting he wants to face Frampton to eliminate any doubt as to who the best prospect it is.
“I want to make sure everybody knows I am the best. The only way to do that is to beat the other big names in the division and that includes Carl. I am fighting Booth first for the title then the Carl fight has to happen.”
It was rumoured that after his European title loss to Kiko Martinez ‘Too Smooth’ Booth would retire, paving the way for Quigg and Frampton to do battle for the vacated British title.
But fittingly the previously much troubled fighter isn’t going out without a fight and, as Quigg confirmed, has opted to box on.
“The purse bids were won by Frank Maloney. Jason Booth and I will fight by the end of October. That fight is definitely going to take place. To be a British champion would mean a lot to me. I would love to win a Lonsdale belt outright so I got to keep it.”