McGuigan explains why he believes Quigg started slow

If Scott Quigg would have started faster against Carl Frampton ‘The Jackal’ would have taken the quick route to victory suggests Barry McGuigan.

Quigg, who ultimately lost to the Belfast man on points, has been criticised for a lack of adventure and purpose in the early rounds of the massive bout.

However, McGuigan argues the Bury man was more cautious than off the pace early on and claims a more adventurous Quigg early doors would have been ‘taken out’ by the now WBA and IBF super bantamweight World champion.

“At the end of the day, Frampton was just too good for Quigg,” the former World champion said in his Daily Mirror column.

“While I admire Quigg’s guts and determination, fighting on with a broken jaw, the fact that he incurred an injury of that magnitude is testament to Frampton’s power.

“People ask how different it might have been if Quigg were not so shot-shy in the first half of the fight and come out swinging, as he did later in the contest when he was so far behind.

“The answer is – An earlier finish.Frampton would have taken him out.

“Of course, we would like the fight to be entertaining, but in the final analysis it’s about winning. Frampton did what he had to do in the circumstances in front of him. Now we move on,” he added.


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