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Quigg: I can see Martinez upsetting Frampton in Belfast

SCOTT Quigg claims Carl Frampton’s substantial following could leave the Titanic feeling with a sinking felling on September 6.

Frampton’s domestic rival can ‘envisage an upset’ when Kiko Martinez puts his IBF super bantamweight World title on the line against ‘The Jackal’.

The talented Belfast star already holds a win over the Spaniard, becoming the first man to stop the then European champion in February of last year- and as a result the ‘Jackal Army’ and indeed Team Frampton are in confident mood ahead of the aptly named Titanic Showdown.

Cyclone promotions are predicting a tough fight against the reigning champ, but claim their man has made more strides forward than the former Bernard Dunne foe.

Quigg, who has been linked to Frampton continuously since the Belfast man claimed the Celtic title, however, believes Martinez is the one who has made the improvements and claims although he hope his rival wins, because it would keep open the possibility of a domestic dust up Martinez is capable of upsetting Frampton.

“I think it’s a tougher fight for Frampton this time,” said Quigg, when speaking to Ring Magazine. “Martinez has the momentum and has been in with superior opposition, so the second fight is a 50/50 affair in my opinion. I also think Martinez has done all the improving, since Frampton beat him last year.

“Even in Belfast I can envisage an upset, because the location is irrelevant. If Martinez knocks Frampton out, it doesn’t matter what city they’re in. I don’t want to see that happen, because it messes up a future fight with Carl, but I honestly think we’ll see a completely different Kiko Martinez this time around.”


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