Prince Naz: Quigg was afraid of Frampton

Prince Naz has heaped credit on Carl Frampton following ‘The Jackal’s’ decisive win over Scott Quigg last night at the Manchester Arena.

Indeed the former featherweight World champ believes that Scott Quigg was ‘afraid’ of his Belfast opponent and reluctant to engage.

Speaking after the result of the fight was announced – a surprising split decision – Hamed told IFL TV that “it was nowhere near close.”

“I don’t think it should be a split decision, I had Carl Frampton winning nearly every round.”

On the cagey opening, the crossover star mused that “I was waiting for Mr Quigg to come along and have a proper tear-up but obviously he was afraid.”

Highlighting the fearful qualities that Frampton possesses, Hamed continued: “I’m a little bit disappointed for Mr Quigg because Carl was too strong, too fast, he had everything in the book to win this fight tonight.”

“Mr Frampton was cautious at times but he threw the right shots, worked his way in, I give it to him tonight.”

“The Irish eyes are smiling baby, they’ve the skills to pay the bills.”

Watch Prince Naseem Hamed’s full interview with IFL TV below:

Joe O'Neill

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