Team Frampton contemplating a number of fight offers says McGuigan

Carl Frampton has a number of irons in the fire and will pull out the hottest one suggests Barry McGuigan.

The fan clamour for a Scott Quigg clash has increased since the IBF super bantamweight champion got up the floor to retain his title in Texas on July 18.

However, Irish boxing legend and Frampton manager Barry McGuigan claims ‘The Jackal’ has a number of offers on the table which Cyclone Promotions are currently weighing up.

“At the minute Carl is taking a rest and we are negotiating his next fight it’s as simple as that. We have a couple of offers on the table and we are contemplating all of those,” McGuigan told the Belfast Telegraph.

Frampton gave his mentor a bit of a scare last time out as Alejandro Gonzalez Jr dropped him for the first time in his career.

The Belfast star recovered well, held his nerve and registered a comfortable points win live on terrestrial TV.

McGuigan admits the Gonzalez defence was a surprise, but claims Frampton paid the price for under estimating his foe.

“His last fight was a bit of a surprise the truth be told he slightly under estimated Alejandro Gonzalez Jr he paid the price for that, picked himself up off the floor and turned the fight around. He wasn’t really knocked down the first time, he was slightly off balance the second he was caught, but it was a flash knockdown and he got up looked at my son (trainer Shane McGuigan) in the corner as to say whats happened? This never happened before!

“There were a few things that went wrong and we were not happy with. All of which we can’t change we don’t want to make excuses, bottom line is he under estimated the guy. He paid the price for it, but he done what all good champions do, got off the floor turned the fight around and won nine of the remaining 11 rounds and dominated the fight.

“It hasn’t damaged his confidence, but it might teach him a lesson. Boxing teaches you lesson and there lesson here is don’t under estimate the opponent and always be focused.”


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