Hearn: Ego’s have to be parked to make Frampton v Quigg

A bout with Carl Frampton remains the priority for Team Quigg, but promoter Eddie Hearn is lining up a November clash with former pound for pound number 3 Nonito Donaire if a deal still can’t be made.

There has been a massive clamour for the massive super bantamweight clash, but negotiations have fallen through previously and there those who believe an impasse may arise at the second time of asking.

So Hearn has opened talks with Bob Arum re a clash with the ‘Filipino Flash’.


“I have been speaking to Bob Arum for a while now about the Donaire fight,” Hearn told Sky Sports. “Obviously the Frampton fight still takes priority, but the Donaire fight is one that can definitely happen in November.

“Bob comes next week for a meeting and we’ll see where we go with it. I think Quigg-Donaire is a wonderful fight and one we are very keen to make.”

Hearn remains keen to make a pay per view clash between ‘The Jackal’ and his charge and could be revealing news of a possible Donaire clash to alert Team Frampton and Cyclone promotions.

Frampton could fulfill his mandatory obligations against Shingo Wake pushing the Quigg fight back further, but Hearn suggests the longer its left the harder it becomes to make.

“Carl has obviously gone to America and had a good fight out there, so he’s doing okay of course, but it’s difficult at the moment. Frampton’s team believe they have an edge over Scott and they might be right, but it depends what happens. I would like to make the fight next, because the more success either one has, the harder it’s going to be to make in the long run.

“Everybody wants the fight. I have said before in an interview, there will have to be some egos that are deflated to make the fight happen. Doesn’t necessarily mean just from their side, could be from our side as well. Something has got to give to make that fight because we’re not there yet.



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