Scott Quigg praises Frampton for Santa Cruz win

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Scott Quigg temporarily put aside his rivalry with Carl Frampton to praise ‘The Jackal’s’ performance against Leo Santa Cruz last month.

The Belfast fighter, who outpointed Quigg in a PPV clash that didn’t catch fire back in February,  became Ireland’s second ever two-weight World champion and put himself in the pound-for-pound reckoning by defeating previously undefeated three weight World champion Leo Santa Cruz in his first ever fight at featherweight in New York.

Post-fight the boxing world stood up and applaud both for the quality twelve rounds of action, but Frampton in particular for succeeding where no other had and defeating the Mexican-American.

Quigg, who has admitted he is rematch-obsessed since his Spring defeat, followed suit and complement his old foe on his WBA title-winning display.

Indeed, the Matchroom fighter even had praise for coach Shane McGuigan – who is engaged in a bitter feud with the Bury man’s trainer Joe Gallagher.

Quigg told IFL TV that “I thought he boxed very well and on the night I thought he won the fight by three rounds.”

“I thought he was very comfortable in there and tactically he got it spot on and he boxed a very, very clever fight.”

“You have to give credit were it is due and Shane [McGuigan] came up with a very good game plan, and nullified Santa Cruz’s output” added Quigg.

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