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Team Quigg urge Frampton to stand and trade

Scott Quigg’s trainer, Joe Gallagher, believes that Carl Frampton will go to war with his charge and try for a quick stoppage.

This, Gallagher claims, is because Frampton is afraid that he will get knocked out the fiurther the fight progresses.

The Manchester-born Sligo man gave his prediction to SKy Sports, saying that “I think Frampton will come with the attitude of: I’m going to get you before you get me.”

Giving his reasoning behind this assertion, Gallagher explained that “Frampton knows now he can get put over and he’s seen Scott is a power-puncher so I wouldn’t be surprised if he came out and tried to hurt Quigg early on.”

Gallagher also confirmed that Quigg himself wants a war with the Befast man, noting that “all Scott’s said all along is: Don’t run. If you’re confident about your chin and your power, stand and fight, because we’re confident in our power.”

47 year old Gallagher, who also trains World champions Liam Smith and Anthony Crolla, understandably had high praise for his fighter and continued: “People forget that Quigg is a very good back-foot fighter as well. There are four or five different versions.”

“There are so many strings to his bow and we just haven’t had the fight where he’s had to pull out more than one or two.

“Quigg is a connoisseur’s boxer. If you know your ring craft, Quigg is your man.”

“He’s an old school fighter and had good education as an amateur.”

“If you see in some of his fights, he’s thrown old school hooks to the body. You could put him back in the 1960s and he wouldn’t be out of place with his style of fighting.”

Some may view Gallagher’s comments as little more than an attempt to bait Frampton into a firefight, and that they know that the Belfast boxer, a decorated amateur, would hold the upper hand in a battle of skills.

Regardless, Frampton has stated multiple times that he feels that he is a better fighter than England’s Quigg in all departments.

Read Joe Gallagher’s full interview with Sky Sports Boxing here.

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