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Scott Quigg tells Carl Frampton that he is his only Windsor Park option

Scott Quigg [34(25)-2(0)-2] believes that he is the only available fighter that fits the bill for Carl Frampton’s big Windsor Park fight night.

‘The Jackal’ fulfils a dream and fights at the Belfast football stadium on Saturday August 18th but the Irish featherweight’s opponent is still to be confirmed with promoter Frank Warren having promised an announcement this week.

Bury’s Quigg, who was outpointed in a super bantamweight unification with Frampton [25(14)-1(0)] back in 2016, put his name forward last week and has now gone one further.

The recent WBO featherweight title challenger has surveyed the current 126lbs landscape and believes he is the only name out there of sufficient profile to warrant the away dressing room at Windsor Park.

Quigg, who has been outspoken on his rematch desires since the second the result was announced at the Manchester Arena over two years ago described how “the options that he [Frampton] has, there are no world champions available, there is no other fight out there that really could be at Windsor Park, it’s as simple as that.”

The English fighter was speaking on Sky Sports – and this affiliation via Matchroom to a rival satellite network may block a rematch with the Queensberry and BT Sport-backed Frampton.

Quigg, however, is in camp and is ready to jump at the fight in just over 11 weeks time.

The 28-year-old outlined how “everybody knows that I would jump at that fight. August 18th, I’d be more than ready to take that fight for that date.”

“I’ve been back in the gym five weeks now and I’m already feeling good, feeling sharp, and enjoying training again.”

The Freddie Roach-trained slugger has not been deterred following his loss to WBO champion Oscar Valdez, a defeat in which he missed weight by 2.8lbs and would subsequently break the jaw of the champion and rule him out for the foreseeable future.

Quigg takes heart from the unanimous points defeat in California and noted how “that performance did keep me in the top mix of the division. My stock didn’t go down, it rose, really.”

“I’m still looking for them big fights and the next one I will win.”

READ: Irish-Boxing.com’s run-through of Frampton’s potential Windsor opponents


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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