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Selby fight could be bigger than the Quigg fight says Frampton

They haven’t got that history or long standing rivalry. The haven’t been calling each other out or sharing verbal digs over the years, but Carl Frampton believes a bout between Lee Selby and himself could be bigger than Frampton versus Quigg was.

That is saying something considering ‘The Jackal’s’ clash with the Bury man sold out the Manchester Arena, was broadcast on Showtime in America and was on PPV on Sky Sports.

It might not be a grudge match, but it would be an intriguing bout between two quality operators and Frampton, who was in Wales at the Cyclone Promotions show on Saturday night, believes if both have World titles at featherweight it could out do his Quigg clash.

Frampton first has to dethrone Leo Santa Cruz in New York on July 30, but if he achieves that he believes Selby is a viable option.

“Obviously, the fight with Lee Selby has been talked about. I’m moving up to featherweight now. If I can get past Santa Cruz, which I’m hoping I can, then that’s a huge fight,” Frampton told Boxingwales.com.

“Selby is a fighter I respect. I don’t want to be one of these guys who is going around calling guys out because I really respect Lee Selby, I think he’s one hell of a fighter. The Welsh fan base and the Irish fan base will get right behind that and it’s a great fight. They’ll create an amazing atmosphere in the future.”

“If Lee’s a world champion and I’m a world champion at featherweight, it could be bigger [than the Quigg fight]. I don’t think we have the rivalry that me and Quigg had but both of our names are out there and we’re getting bigger and better all of the time. That could be a huge fight, it could really be.”



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