Hearn offers Frampton to fight Quigg next Spring
By Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn is saying that he made an offer to unbeaten Carl Frampton (16-0, 11 KO’s) to fight Hearn’s fighter WBA super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (26-0-2, 19 KO’s) next Spring.
The fight, if Frampton and his adviser agree to it, will depend on Quigg winning his next title defense on November 23rd against a still to be determined opponent, and Frampton winning his bout this month on October 19th against #4 IBF Jeremy Parodi (35-1-1, 9 KO’s).
Hearn said to Sky Sports “We have made a huge offer to Frampton’s….promoter Barry McGuigan for Carl to fight Scott in March…and are looking forward to opening talks in the coming weeks.”
This is a pretty bold move by Hearn because Quigg seriously doesn’t match up well with Frampton at all. Quigg isn’t as good a boxer and he’s definitely not as powerful or as slick as Frampton. I give Hearn credit for making the offer for the fight, but I see this one ending badly for Quigg, I really do. Heck, Quigg couldn’t even beat Yoandris Salinas last Saturday night, as the two of them fought to a 12 round draw. Quigg looked timid in the first half of the fight, and gave away too many rounds.
Frampton, 26, hasn’t fought since stopping Spaniard Kiko Martinez in the 9th round last February to win the EBU super bantamweight title. Frampton didn’t look all that impressive either. He looked afraid of Martinez’s power until catching him with a big shot in the 9th when Martinez was chasing Frampton around the ring in hopes of knocking him out. Martinez wasn’t ready for the shot and ended up getting knocked out.
It would be interesting to know what kind of offer Hearn made to Frampton’s manager McGuigan because I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s a low one. By giving a small offer, Hearn can say he made an attempt to make the fight happen should Frampton and McGuigan turn down the offer for the fight.
Hearn might as well have Quigg fight Frampton because eventually Quigg will get beaten once he has to face WBA champion Guillermo Rigondeaux, which is why it’s better for Hearn to set up a money fight with Frampton now while Quigg still has his WBA title in his possession.
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