Scott Quigg backs Frampton’s Manchester move – but wants to “put the record straight”


Carl Frampton [23(14)-1(0)] is now based in Manchester for training, and former foe Scott Quigg has backed his choice to switch things up.

Following his split with the McGuigan family last month, Frampton linked up with former Irish, British, Commonwealth, and European champion Jamie Moore.

Quigg sees parallels with himself. Last year the Bury featherweight split with trainer Joe Gallagher and relocated to Los Angeles to work with Freddie Roach.

The English fighter has felt the benefits from changing coach, and believes Frampton will do too.

Quigg [33(24)-1(0)-2] explained to Sky Sports that “I made some big changes. I needed to make them big changes and I felt the benefits of it. I have no doubt he will be the same. He’s been with the McGuigans for a long time and sometimes you just need a change.”

“I do think the change will benefit him, it will do him good. The main thing is you’ve got to enjoy training. If you’re not enjoying it, you might as well walk away.”

“He’s changed his trainer, he’s changed his team, and it might give him that spark back that he was lacking.”

Quigg, who is IBF #2, WBC #3, and WBO #11, is still rematch keen.

The Matchroom fighter is next in action in November in Monaco, but wants to make amends for his sole career loss.

This came last year against Frampton where, following a tetchy build-up, the Belfast boxer claimed a relatively subdued points win at the Manchester Arena.

Describing his desire for a repeat of their pay-per-view clash, Quigg stated that “he’s the only person to beat me, so obviously I want a rematch.”

“If it didn’t happen, it would be through no fault of me not wanting it. I want to put the record straight.”

“I believe I can beat him, so I would love that fight.”

Frampton, currently WBC #1, WBA #3, IBF #3, and WBO #7, had his advisory link-up with Mack The Knife Global confirmed – however his promotional future remains unclear.

Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn, who also promotes Quigg, has repeatedly stated his desire to re-sign ‘The Jackal,’ then there is also Frank Warren who has also expressed an interest, while Frampton has mentioned unnamed U.S. suitors.

The Tigers Bay 30 year old wants to be back in the ring by the end of the year and a promotional announcement is expected over the next couple of days.

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