Quigg: I have seen flaws in Frampton and I will punish his mistakes

After watching Frampton in action against Alejandro González Jr., Scott Quigg is more confident than ever that he beats the Belfast super bantamweight. Speaking on the Sky Sports Toe2Toe podcast, the former British champion gave his thoughts on the Frampton’s Texan title defence, as well as his prediction for when the two finally meet.

Analysing the IBF super bantamweight champion’s title defence in El Paso, Quigg felt that “he got off to a bit of a shaky start, but he got himself together, boxed the rest of the fight and he won comfortably on points.”

Quigg did admit that the Tiger’s Bay puncher was not hurt by the two first-round flash knockdowns, saying that “he didn’t really have to shake much off, he just had to stay sharper.”

However, Quigg noted that “the same mistakes he’s been making in his last three or four fights – they aren’t being ironed out.”

The Englishman therefore believes that, when the pair eventually meet, he will exploit these deficiencies, continuing “the size of González, he was tall, and seeing the flaws he was making and how González was capitalising on them – that made me think even more, well I’m similar height-wise to González, I would take full advantage.”

“I’ve always said it and I’ve always believed it – when that fight happens, and it WILL happen, I will beat him”

The same night that Frampton won on his U.S. debut, Quigg won his own fight, knocking out former Frampton foe Kiko Martínez. This, Quigg believes, is proof of his superiority as a fighter over ‘The Jackal,’ arguing that “people were always saying he fought the tougher competition – Martínez went twenty-one rounds with Frampton, he didn’t last two with me.

On the much mooted battle between the pair, the Bury man feels that Frampton does want to get in the ring, continuing “I believe he wants the fight, I believe he thinks he can win the fight.”

Bookending his analysis, Quigg admitted that “I rate him as a fighter and I respect him as a fighter. You don’t become a world champion through not putting in hard work and dedicating yourself to the sport.”

Joe O'Neill

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