CARL Frampton is still top of Scott Quigg’s hit and wish lists.
After what turned out to be very public negotiations for the WBA regular Champion and the IBF World champion to trade leather this Summer fell through, Quigg agreed to fight the man Frampton dethroned as World champion, Kiko Martinez on July 18.
However, If he over comes the significant challenge Spaniard Martinez will bring next month the Bury super bantamweight will re train his sights on the Belfast star.
“First and foremost we’ve got to take care of business. If we both come through these fights then it’s a fight everyone wants to see – not just in Britain but also world boxing wants to see it,” the Joe Gallagher trained fighter told Sky Sports.
“I’m confident the fight can be made and it’s the fight I’ll be going after next. He’s the No 1 I want to fight. It’s the biggest fight for me and the biggest for him. I want to prove I’m the best.
The Martinez bout is anything but a fore gone conclusion. Irish fight fans know more than most the Spaniard, who stopped Bernard Dunne in a round and showed warrior spirit particularly in the second bout with Frampton, has upset potential and represents a massive step up for Quigg.
The English fighter, however remains confident if he follows the blue print laid out by ‘The Jackal’ he will emerge victorious.
“I’m expecting a very tough fight. As we know, Carl Frampton beat him twice but they were tough fights and Martinez had a lot of moments where he caused Frampton problems.
“Frampton showed the blueprint of how to beat him. He boxed him and was smart. That’s what I’ve got to do – be smart and break him down. It’ll be tough but I’m confident of coming through.
“There’ll be comparisons with how I beat him and how Carl beat him. The main thing is getting the win but it’s also important to look good doing it.”