By Conor Farrelly: Carl Frampton the newly crowned IBF Super Bantamweight Champion (19-0) and Scott Quigg the WBA “Regular” Super Bantamweight Champion (28-0-2) is a match made in heaven. If this fight was to materialize it would symbolize what is right in boxing.
The boxing politics which has stopped so many mouth-watering match ups cannot stop a fight which would promise to be a blockbuster within Ireland and the United Kingdom. Eddie Hearn and Barry McGuigan must put “the people” aka the fans at the forefront of their thoughts, as fighting men both Quigg and Frampton would take the fight in a heartbeat. Therefore, the only stumbling block I could envisage is in fact the boxing promoters.
Boxing is a sport which strives for 50/50 match ups. From my own personal perspective when the bell went for the first round of George Groves vs Carl Froch 2 or Kell Brook vs Shaun Porter, it got the juices flowing and my heart was beating faster, as I was generally excited and was unaware of the outcome. Fights such as Scott Quigg vs Stephane Jamoye does not generate the same feeling. People don’t particularly care whether the fight takes place within Sky or a Boxnation format / whether the fight is in Manchester or Belfast.
One would imagine this fight as if they were standing beside a pond, a medium sized stone in hand and they casually throw the stone into the pond and can you imagine the ripple effect in the pond of that action. Now relate this to a person to the boxing world. If this fight materializes, it opens the door to other mouth watering match ups such as Kell Brook vs Amir Khan and Matthew Macklin vs Andy Lee and so on. The winner of this fight will be the people. However, as this juncture one would believe that the Irish people would be the happier of the two.