Scott Quigg “would love to fight the winner” of Frampton v Santa Cruz rematch

Scott Quigg [32(24)-1(0)-2] will be an interested observer next Saturday (January 28th) when Carl Frampton defends his WBA title against Leo Santa Cruz at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The Bury boxer, ranked #8 by the WBA, admits that he would take a fight with the winner of the Sin City rematch.

Quigg was outpointed in a super bantamweight unification by Frampton in Manchester last February, having his jaw broke in the process. A lengthy spell on the sidelines would ensue, but the English boxer returned last month, stepped up to featherweight, and won the rankings-enhancing WBA International trinket with a ninth round stoppage of Jose Cayetano.

The rematch with Frampton is the fight that the 28 year old craves, and one which he has already called for numerous times. However Quigg is also open to a bout with Santa Cruz should the Mexican-American exact revenge over ‘The Jackal.’

“I would love to fight the winner,” he told Sky Sports News HQ.

“I’m always going to want that rematch with Frampton. I would definitely be open to fighting Leo Santa Cruz as well.

“It’s a fight [v Santa Cruz] that has been mentioned in the past and you want to be involved in those fights, and I believe I’m good enough to beat them fighters on my day.”

Quigg is awaiting confirmation of his next date, but a slot on the Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko undercard at Wembley Stadium on April 29th seems likely, and wants to move closer to another world title fight.

He outlined how “a world title won’t be the next one, but we’re looking at the back end of the year, hopefully being in the mix.

“It will either be a defence of what I’ve just won [WBA International title] or we’re trying to push for an eliminator for a world title, so it will be a big fight and a big name either way.”

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