It’s Quiggs fault- Frampton explains why massive fight didn’t happen

CARL Frampton has laid the blame at the feet of Scott Quigg, claiming a massive pay per view bout between the pair didn’t materialise because of the Bury man.

The IBF super bantamweight champion used the first of his new Sunday Life column’s to explain why the much talked about fight never took place over the Summer.

The Jackal revealed positive talks had taken place between Quigg’s promoter Eddie Hearn and Cyclone Promotions Jake McGuigan soon after the Belfast man took Chris Avalos apart- and at that point he felt the clash would be made.

As Frampton’s World title would be on the line and considering he is the bigger ticket seller and draw between the two team Cyclone made it clear they wanted a 60-40 split in the undefeated Belfast fighters favour.

Frampton suggests they felt that deal was fair and would be accepted, but claims when Hearn relayed the news to Quigg things seemed to change.

“Hearn had to go back and speak to Quigg, and that is when it all started to fall apart. I think ultimately Quigg is to blame,” revealed Frampton in his Sunday Life column.

The 28 year went on to reveal team Quigg got in touch to offer a ‘ridiculous’ 49-51 split, which was rebuffed.

Matchroom via Hearn then offered a first up payment of £1.5 million, but knowing what Tony Cleverly vs Tony Bellew  and Carl Froch vs George Groves made in pay per view he claimed that offer wasn’t fair either.

Frampton does seem keen to fight the Joe Gallagher trained fighter, but thinks after agreeing to fight Kiko Martinez he may well have lost his biggest pay day.


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