MANAGER of WBA and WBO World champion Guillermo Rigondeaux, Gary Hyde says he will do everything in his power to stop the mega fight between Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg.
Hyde has been left frustrated as his fighter, deemed the best at the weight in the Division is avoided, whilst others secure big pay days and fights.
The Cork man told Irish-boxing.com at the Frampton v Avalos weigh in that he was confident ‘The Jackal’ would meet ‘El Chacal’ after he fought Quigg. Indeed at the time Hyde seemed content with that scenario until after the Frampton’s impressive win. Names like Leo Santa Cruz and Nonito Donaire came up at the post fight press conference and it seems Hyde fears the worst again. In fairness to Frampton and his team they did claim they wanted a ‘Rigo’ fight as they want to unify the division, but a Quigg fight is more financially rewarding at present.
It is most likely Quigg for Frampton next and talks are already underway re a massive Summer showdown, but Hyde claims he will try and throw a spanner in the works.
The NoWhere2Hyde boss man said he will try and ensure Quigg as Rigondeaux’s mandatory is forced to challenge the champ or vacate his regular belt. Such is the money a Frampton fight will generate that is exactly Quigg would do and Hyde, who also looks after Con Sheehan and Hassan N’Dam, will most likely have to wait before the Cuban secures the fights he deserves.
“Quigg is our mandatory challenger and we are going to force him to fight us and put a spanner in the works. We could try and win the WBC Silver title and become mandatory to Leo Santa Cruz, but we shouldn’t have to do that. These guys should be stepping up to fight the best,” Hyde told Boxingscene.
“Why should we sit on the sidelines while Quigg and Frampton line their pockets? We are super champion and deserve the spot. If Frampton won’t co operate with us then we are going to take Quigg. We will do everything in our power to stop the fight. Maybe Quigg will vacate his WBA regular belt, but he won’t get credit for that. He has to fight us or be stripped. We want to fight Frampton or Quigg next not three fights down the line.”