By Keith Duffy
The first loss of Scott Quigg’s career will see the Bury born fighting kicking himself according to Promoter Eddie Hearn.
The former WBA World champion suffered a broken jaw and duck egg after a point defeat against Carl Frampton in Manchester.
The Joe Gallagher trained super bantamweight started slow and all but handed the Belfast fighter, now Ireland’s first ever unified champion, the first six rounds of the eagerly anticipated PPV clash, making victory all but impossible.
Speaking post fight Hearn suggested Quigg will feel deflated for not starting the better in the contest.
“Carl fought well in the first six rounds,” Hearn said to IFL TV. “Overall, he out-boxed Scott in the first six rounds, and Scott turned it into the fight he needed to turn it into later, but a bit too late”.
“I think he’s going to kick himself for not starting the way he should have,” the Matchroom boss added.
Hearn, however, believes Quigg will bounce back and is a strong position to challenge for a World title in his next clash.
“Carl Frampton now has to face Rigondeaux or Shingo Wake. So one of the belts will free up again. There’s Donaire as well. So Scott Quigg is going to be involved in some big fights”.