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Quigg: After I beat Martinez Frampton needs to pressure McGuigan into accepting fight

WBA Super Bantamweight ‘Regular’ World champion Scott Quigg believes that once he beats former Carl Frampton for Kiko Martinez, a fight between him and the Belfast fighter must happen.

Quigg is confident of beating former IBF champion Martinez and insists that Frampton must put the pressure on his promoter and manager Barry McGuigan to accept the fight with him once he does.

Speaking to BeanBag Sports the Bury fighter said “I know that when I beat Martinez, which I will, everyone will be pushing for my fight with Carl Frampton. It has always been the fight that everyone wants to see. It’s been very frustrating that it couldn’t be organised. However, I think you can never say never considering how big it would be and the serious demand for it.”

“I do think it will be hard to make, but I believe it will happen eventually. There’s no other fight that will generate the publicity, money and excitement that Quigg vs Frampton would.
Either Carl or I could fight Santa Cruz but it still wouldn’t generate the same interest than if we fought each other.”

“Even the Americans want to see this fight happen. For what’s on offer, I really feel that Carl Frampton should give Barry McGuigan a nudge and say ‘listen I want this fight’ as I do believe McGuigan is the one who’s stopping it.”


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