Hearn claims he has held Frampton v Quigg talks with Al Haymon
NEWS that IBF super bantamweight Champion of the World Carl Frampton and his team would start working with powerful boxing advisor Al Haymon had many believing the Scott Quigg ship had well and truly sailed.
Cracking America seemed to be on the card for a champion some are suggesting has the ability to gate crash the pound for pound rankings and the style to excite fans the World over.
Names like Abner Mares and Leo Santa Cruz were mentioned alongside the Belfast puncher (indeed Irish-boxing.com’s Joe O’Neill made a great case for a July date with Mares in his who is next for Frampton piece), however it seems the domestic dust up with Quigg isn’t dead and was just on it’s sick bed.
Matchroom boss, Hearn, who offered Frampton £1.5 million to fight his charge last month, said Haymon has already been in touch re a the mega bout.
Talking to the media after the Sky PPV show the weekend Hearn said, “We’ve made five fights with Haymon in the last month and he’s been hugely beneficial to my fighters and he’s an advisor. If he involved and it benefits my fighters, we’re willing to work with him as I have done before.
“I think and I know, because I’ve spoken to his team that they want to make the Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg fight. I got a call as soon as he signed with them, saying let’s talk and make the fight and I believe that he will want to make the Brook Khan because it’s massive fight with massive money so he’s a help rather than a hindrance,” said Hearn.
Regardless of contact there will still need to be a number of issues to be ironed out. Will the fight take place this side of the Atlantic? Will it be a Matchroom, Cyclone or PBC show? Will it be a PPV Sky broadcast or be free to air on NBC?
Quigg will also have to come through a bout with Kiko Martinez on July 18, while Frampton could face a tough test in America inbetween.