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Quigg fight is bigger now, but I might be too big for super bantamweight

EVERYTHING about a potential Scott Quigg is now bigger claimed Carl Frampton after he retained his IBF super bantamweight title in America and the Bury man knocked out Kiko Martinez within two rounds in Manchester on Saturday.

The interest, desire, potential purse and even persevered threat, considering his rivals win, are all greater.

The fight looked set to be made for July 18 before negotiations broke down, but if terms were agreed now what would have been a big domestic fight could be a clash that would holds massive World interest.

However, even if talks were to re open and the duo were to agree terms Frampton isn’t sure whether or not he will remain at super bantamweight any longer.

‘The Jackal’ was disappointed with how he performed on his American debut and post fight indicated he had weight issues during fight week.

A move to featherweight might be on the cards and if that is the case any Quigg fight will go on the long finger.

“It swings again, people were thinking Frampton wins now they probably think Quigg wins that’s boxing. I tees it all up that is a massive fight, but I need to sit down with my team and reevaluate where I go from here I had a lot of weight to take off the day of the weigh in, too much, more than ever. Maybe we done it wrong I don’t know,” Frampton said after the fight.

Frampton got up off the floor twice in the first stanza to win a tense but not so tight bout, but wasn’t overly impressed with his display. He pointed out canvas and weight issues, but praised opponent Alfredo Gonzalez Jr after the CBS Broadcast clash.

“I was shocked with the knock downs, but they were flash. I had my wits about me straight away. I was surprised with Alejandro’s skill level he was very hard hit clean, he could take a very good shot and he is a very good fighter.

“The ring canvas was very soft there was an inch and a half foam on the ring for Chavez. It didn’t allow me to get up on my toes or use my footwork which is my best attribute, but I got and showed courage. A wins a win and I hear Scott Quigg won as well, that’s a good win for him, a very good win,” he added before hinting at a return to Belfast soon.

“I feel like I want to say sorry, but a wins a win I will be back in Belfast soon, back in the Odyssey Arena and no one is going to beat me there.”


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