Warren wants Quigg – “Come join the party!”


Queensberry boss Frank Warren has told Scott Quigg to jump ship and join his growing featherweight stable.

The veteran English promoter looks after the careers of Josh Warrington and Belfast’s Carl Frampton, and recently entered into a rolling deal with IBF champion Lee Selby.

Rumours are circulating that former Frampton opponent Scott Quigg could become the latest to cross the promotional divide in the UK from Matchroom to Queensberry.

Following a win on a Matchroom card at the start of the month, Quigg has twice performed punditry duties on BT Sport-broadcast Queensberry shows and was very ambiguous when interviewed in Belfast at the weekend.

With Selby looking likely to defend his belt against mandatory challenger Josh Warrington in Leeds in April or May – and the winner potentially meeting Frampton in the Summer – Warren has invited Quigg to “join the party.”

The veteran promoter addressed Quigg on the inaugural episode of the BoxNation Podcast, stating “Scott, if you’ve not got a promotional contract, come and join the party!”

“Come over with us, it’s where it’s happening.”

“You’d be a great addition, a great asset, to what we’re doing. We’d love you to be involved.”

“He’s a lovely lad and he can be part of that,” Warren told Steve Lillis.

For Quigg, considering Warren’s hold of the domestic featherweight scene, it would seem a logical move. Indeed, the Manchester fighter has admitted numerous times that he is hellbent on a rematch with Carl Frampton after being defeated by ‘The Jackal’ in a massive super bantamweight unification last year.

The Bury 29 year old is based in California with Freddie Roach, and has scored three solid stoppage wins in a row since his loss to Frampton at the Manchester Arena.

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Joe O'Neill

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