Scott Quigg tells Carl Frampton that “sometimes you need a change”

Former Carl Frampton opponent Scott Quigg [33(24)-1(0)-2] has proposed that ‘The Jackal’ may need a shuffle of his team to freshen up ahead of a renewed title charge.

The English featherweight made the comments when quizzed on the ongoing rumours that Frampton split from his long-time team.

Frampton has been managed by Barry McGuigan, trained by Shane McGuigan, and promoted by Blain McGuigan, while Jake McGuigan performed the role of Head of Boxing with Cyclone Promotions. However, talk of discord has been rampant in recent weeks following the cancellation of Frampton’s Belfast homecoming fight with Andres Gutierrez and the subsequent emergence that he had resigned from his directorship with Cyclone Promotions.

With Frampton [23(14)-1(0)] and Cyclone both yet to comment on the rumours, chatter continues among fans and fighters alike.

Quigg, who Frampton outpointed in a massive IBF-WBA super bantamweight unification at the Manchester Arena last year, believes change can be good.

The Bury boxer, who himself switched trainers from Joe Gallagher to Freddie Roach last year. told IFL TV that “it’s like anything, sometimes you need a change. He might be going flat with the McGuigans.”

“That’s just life, sometimes you need to freshen things up. Whether he needs a change or not, only he knows.”

“People come up with their own conclusions, when a fighter leaves a trainer they expect it’s a fall out but sometimes it’s not that, you just need a change, you respect each other’s opinion and they go their own way.”

While Quigg admitted that he has no knowledge of the situation, the Matchroom boxer theorised that perhaps Frampton’s inability to make the weight for the cancelled Gutierrez fight, which came after a far from perfect camp, may have hastened the Belfast boxer’s rumoured departure.

The 28 year old said “I don’t know whether him not making weight annoyed big Bazza [Barry McGuigan], he looked a bit furious at the time, there might be a bit of needle but that’s for them to find out.!

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

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