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Scott Quigg on Frampton rematch – “I know I’ll beat him next time”

Scott Quigg is currently out in California training head of his next fight – and he is confident that he is on course for a rematch with Carl Frampton.

The English boxer lost his WBA-IBF super bantamweight unification with Frampton [23(14)-1(0)] last year and has since followed the Belfast man up to featherweight.

Belfast’s Frampton would win the WBA 126lbs title last Summer but would lose it last month in a Las Vegas rematch with Léo Santa Cruz.

One month previously Quigg [32(24)-1(0)-2] made his featherweight debut, stopping Jose Cayetano to win the WBA International trinket and claim sixth position in the organisation’s rankings. The Bury boxer is now rumoured to be on the Joshua v Klitschko undercard at Wembley Stadium as he looks to move into contention for big fights.

Indeed Quigg is convinced that he will both secure a rematch with ‘The Jackal’ and subsequently emerge victorious

Quigg told IFL TV that “I 100% believe that I can beat him, and I know that. I know I’ll beat him next time.”

“We’ve just got to get the rematch, I’ve to concentrate on me and keep doing what I’m doing. If I keep winning, that rematch I’m sure it will happen.”

In terms of Frampton’s most recent fight, Quigg was mightily impressed by Santa Cruz and described how the Mexican-American “boxed the perfect fight and he went out there and controlled it from start to finish. I had it eight rounds to four or nine rounds to three. He fought a really good fight from behind the jab, let his hands go when he wanted to, and then got behind the stick again.”

“I thought he had Frampton’s number – but if they fought again it could be different.

Watch Scott Quigg’s interview with IFL TV in full below:

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie