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Quigg: Avalos is dangerous, but I think Frampton will win

POTENTIAL Carl Frampton foe Scott Quigg says former sparring partner Chris Avalos is a dangerous fighter, but doesn’t believe ‘The Hitman’ will have enough to take out ‘The Jackal’.

Quigg will be ringside to watch Frampton make the first defence of his IBF super bantamweight World title at the Odyssey on Saturday night- and both hopes and believes the Belfast man will win.

The WBA regular champion remains hopeful a bout with the Cyclone Promotions puncher will be made in the Summer and needs a Frampton win for the big money bout to be made.

Speaking to Sky this week the Bury man said:

“I sparred with him at the Wild Card back in 2009, then a couple of years ago,” said Quigg.

“He has matured as a fighter since when I first sparred him. He was quite reckless and easy to hit, but he’s got a good chin and is strong.

“He can be hit to the body though and I had some success there, but sparring is sparring, this is different. He has been matched hard and well, from an early stage.

“I do side with Carl, I think he’s more skilled and got more to his game but Chris Avalos comes with a lot of confidence. He likes to talk trash but he believes in himself – and a fighter who believes in himself can be dangerous.”


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