Most would argue the current state of his jaw is testament to the power Carl Frampton packs.
However, Scott Quigg claims doesn’t bang like he expected. Indeed, the Bury fighter, who Frampton easily out pointed in Manchester in February, claims he was surprised at ‘The Jackal’s’ power levels when the pair meet.
Leo Santa Cruz, Frampton’s next opponent has admitted he has to be wary of the Belfast fighters power, but Quigg, who has backed the three weight World champ to beat Frampton on July 30, indicated the Mexican shouldn’t be to worried.
“What surprised me when I was in with him was his power: he wasn’t the thunderous puncher he’s got a bit of a reputation for being,” Quigg told Sky Sports.
“What surprised me when I was in with him was his power: he wasn’t the thunderous puncher he’s got a bit of a reputation for being.
The majority of Quigg’s most recent comments have to be taken in the context of his desire for a rematch. It may be honest opinion or it may be part of a ploy to build toward a rematch. It also has to be noted that Frampton didn’t have to sit down on his punches as he cruised to a 6-0 lead in the Pay Per View fight and in that regard Quigg may not have tasted the full extent of Ireland’s first ever unified World champions punching power.
Speaking about a rematch that doesn’t look likely in the immediate future Quigg added,
“I do want that rematch. I don’t say I have regrets because I have to learn out of it, I have no excuses.
“I knew he was going to be sharp early on so if I’d have bulldozed in from the first bell I’d have probably been caught with a shot. The idea was to go from the fourth round and that’s when I started having a good round, but that’s when the jaw went.
“There are no excuses though. But I will be a world champion this year.”