Quigg: McGuigan is the stumbling block Frampton needs to call the shots

SCOTT Quigg believes there is a Barry McGuigan shaped barrier stopping him and IBF super bantamweight champion of the World Carl Frampton fighting.

They pair looked set to resolve their differences this Summer and talks re a grudge match took place, only for the clash never to materailse.

Cyclone Promotions, of whom Frampton is an integral part and not just on the fighting front, felt ‘The Jackal’ should have received a guaranteed 60 percent of the earnings, whilst Matchroom offered 60-40 to the winner of £1.5 million up front.

Regardless the bout fell through and Quigg has taken a risky clash with Kiko Martinez, while Frampton looks set to announce himself on the American scene with a CBS broadcast defence on the same date.

Quigg is still hopeful the clash can be made in the future, although after teaming up with PBC boss Al Haymon Frampton will have a number of big name options if he beats Aejandro Gonzalez Jr in El Paso.

However, the Bury man thinks Irish boxing legend McGuigan isn’t keen on the clash.

“Barry McGuigan, that’s it,” he told Toe 2 Toe. “The only thing that is stopping this fight is Barry McGuigan.

“I believe Frampton wants the fight. I believe he thinks he can beat me, I believe 100 per cent I will beat him, so the only sticking point is Barry McGuigan.

“It’s 60-40 for the winner, so it’s there if they want but the only reason it’s not happening is Barry McGuigan and his ego. He’s got to remember it’s not his career, it’s Frampton’s career, so Frampton’s got to start calling a few shots.”


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