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Frampton could face Quigg later in the year, says Hearn

Image: Frampton could face Quigg later in the year, says HearnBy Scott Gilfoid: Commonwealth super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton’s promoter Eddie Hearn wants to match him up against British super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (24-0, 17 KO’s) later in 2012 after Hearn first puts Frampton in with EBU super bantamweight champion Kiko Martinez (26-3, 19 KO’s) as test to see where the 25-year-old Frampton is at in terms of skills.

Hearn told Sky Sports Ringside “We’ll look at [Kiko] Martinez because we want to take the European title. Frampton is a hungry man and he wants big names and big fights. Prosper Ankrah [Frampton’s last over-matched opponent dug up] and these guys in the Commonwealth are not good enough and I don’t want to watch these fights and nor do the fans. Carl wants a big name and I hope he gets a chance to meet Scott Quigg later in the year.”

There may not be a later in the year if Hearn goes ahead and matches Frampton against Kiko Martinez, because I see Martinez doing a number on Frampton and tearing him apart. As long as Martinez rehydrates up a good 15 pounds, I see him beating Frampton. The only thing with Frampton is he’s huge after he rehydrates and you have to move around the ring because he’s likely going to be the bigger and stronger fighter due to his size. But Martinez can pick Frampton apart because he’s slow and very hittable, but Martinez can’t stand in front of him. That would work against him because he’s one of those short Ricky Hatton types that likes to maul his opponents.

Quigg said he want to fight former EBU super bantamweight champion Rendall Munroe (24-2, 10 KO’s) next before he takes the fight with Frampton and I think that’s a good move because Munroe is the better fighter. Quigg will get a lot more from that fight than he will for the Frampton bout, and I can see Munroe beating him. Munroe has the power and the skills to stop Quigg if this fight gets made.

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