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McGuigan tells Quigg not to let greed get in the way of mega Frampton clash

BARRY McGuigan has warned Scott Quigg against the perils of being greedy ahead of negotiations to make a mega Carl Frampton versus Quigg unification bout.

CWM Cyclone and Matchroom Sports will at some stage over the coming weeks begin negotiations re the possible stadium bout- and Irish Boxing legend and current Cyclone CEO McGugain says its an easy fight to make once Eddie Hearn and Quigg are reasonable in their demands.

Quigg’s 50-50 demands don’t sit right with Team Frampton as they don’t think their is parity between the pair in terms of talent, draw, titles or achievements in the game.

Also, Eddie Hearn is keen to make the bout a Sky Sports pay per view clash, but McGuigan suggested having the eagerly anticipated clash live on free to air television could make the duo sporting not just boxing superstars, which in turn could be more financially beneficial in the long run.

“We want the fight. We really want the fight,” he said.

“We believe there’s a future with ITV and I really hope we can have the fight with Quigg on ITV. As long as Quigg’s not too greedy, that fight can happen.

“Quigg turned up for the fight so he’s genuinely interested in it. As long as he remembers Carl has the regular world title and packs out arenas and as long as he understands that and Carl is the attraction, it can happen.

“I think he’s on a fight by fight deal with Sky, he’s not on a contract with Sky, and he’s a nice kid and a hell of a fighter.

“But saying we want Quigg next is not a licence for him to come back and say he wants crazy money. I think the fight can be done at a 30,000 seater outdoor stadium or you could do it at the MEN Arena in Manchester or at the O2 Arena in London. QPR’s ground rings a few bells with me and our sponsors CWM sponsor Chelsea so that’s an option.

“We really want the fight. Hearn keeps pushing the pay per view but it’s a much better fight on terrestial TV where more people can see it and makes these kids superstars.

“We can do that if they are a bit less greedy. Eddie is about numbers all the time but let’s think about it being free-to-air and it will be a brilliant fight. Boxing has a future on terrestial TV.”


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