Donaire targeting Quigg after Settoul fight

donaire888By Allan Fox: Former four division world champion Nonito Donaire (34-3, 22 KOs) opted not to take part in the World Boxing Council’s purse bid for a 122lb WBC eliminator bout against #1 WBC Hugo Ruiz, according to Philboxing. The 32-year-old Donaire instead is taking a tune-up fight against Anthony Settoul (20-3, 8 KOs) on July 18th at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China.

After that fight, Donaire wants to face unbeaten WBA super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg. For that to happen, Quigg will need to win his fight on July 18th against former IBF 122lb champion Kiko Martinez.

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Scott Quigg to face Kiko Martinez on July 18th in Manchester

frampton21By Scott Gilfoid: WBA World super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (30-0-2, 22 KOs) won’t be facing the guys that boxing fans want to see him fight in Carl Frampton or Guillermo Rigondeaux next, but he will be facing a guy that was recently beaten in former IBF 122 pound champion Kiko Martinez (32-5, 24 KOs) on July 18th at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK.

Quigg-Martinez is not a fight that fans are pushing for right now, and it looks like Quigg’s promoter Eddie Hearn is continuing with his careful match-making for his fighter because Martinez doesn’t bring much to the table unless you want an ex-champion who was recently easily beaten by Frampton.

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Scott Quigg vs. Kiko Martinez possible for the summer on July 18th

quigg433By Scott Gilfoid: With his hoped for unification fight against IBF super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton now off the table, WBA 122 pound belt holder Scott Quigg (30-0-2, 22 KOs) is reportedly will be facing former IBF 122lb champion Kiko Martinez (32-5, 24 KOs) in the summer in a fight that will take place on July 18th at the Manchester Arena.

As bad as Quigg has looked in some of his past fights against the likes of Yoandris Salinas, I wouldn’t be surprised if Martinez takes this fight. Quigg is definitely a shaky champion with decent but far from great skills. Martinez has to be seen as a live dog in this fight.

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Carl Frampton says he has other options if Quigg fight doesn’t get made

frampton5By Scott Gilfoid: If IBF super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton doesn’t wind up facing WBA 122 pound champ Scott Quigg this summer in a mini-mega fight in the UK, the 28-year-old Frampton still sees himself as having options for bigger fights that he can take.

Frampton, 5’4”, and Quigg’s promoter Eddie Hearn were temporarily in negotiations for a fight. But after Quigg made an offer of £1.5 million for a fight that would take place in Manchester, the negotiations completely died. Frampton feels he’s worth a lot more than that amount, but it doesn’t look like Hearn feels the same way.

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Quigg vs. Donaire a possibility for July 18th

donaire222By Scott Gilfoid: WBA super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (30-0-2, 22 KOs) could wind up facing former four belt champ Nonito Donaire (34-3, 22 KOs) in the summer if Quigg doesn’t wind up facing IBF super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton, according to Fight News.

Quigg’s promoter Eddie Hearn wants the fight between Frampton and Quigg to be made this summer, but if doesn’t take place Hearn will look for a fall back option, which would be either the 32-year-old Donaire or 29-year-old former IBF 122 pound champ Kiko Martinez (32-5, 24 KOs).

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Rigondeaux to travel to UK to embarrass/confront Scott Quigg

CORK, Ireland (April 12, 2015) – Unified super bantamweight world champion Guillermo “The Jackal” Rigondeaux (15-0, 10 KOs), arguably the most avoided reigning world title holder in modern boxing history, will travel to London next month in order to publicly confront his mandatory challenger, Scott Quigg (30-0-2, 22 KOs), the World Boxing Association (WBA) “regular” 122-pound division titlist.

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Frampton turns down £1.5 million offer from Quigg, Rigondeaux ready to take it

rigondeauxBy Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten IBF super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton has reportedly turned down an offer of £1.5 million from WBA World super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg’s promoter to face Quigg in the ring.

Frampton sees the money as too little, and he says the fight is worth £12 million. In the meantime, WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux’s manager Gary Hyde says that Rigondeaux is willing to face Quigg for the £1.5 million if he’s up to the fight.

It’s so sad that Frampton and Quigg won’t face each other so they can’t at least find out who the No.2 or No.3 fighter is in the 122 pound division. Rigondeaux is obviously see as the No.1 guy. What’s ever sadder is that neither Frampton nor Quigg will get inside the ring with Rigondeaux so they can try and prove themselves against the Cuban talent.

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Hearn offers big money to Carl Frampton to face Scott Quigg on July 18th

Scott Quigg’s promoter Eddie Hearn has offered Carl Frampton £1.5million to fight Quigg at the Manchester Arena on July 18.

The Bury star joined promoter Eddie Hearn in Matchroom Sport’s offices in Brentwood to confirm the offer live on Sky Sports News, which was sent to Frampton’s team earlier in the day.

Unbeaten World champions Quigg (WBA) and Frampton (IBF) have long been on a collision course, and after issuing the offer to the Belfast man, Quigg is hoping that they can clash in a summer blockbuster.

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Hearn wants Frampton vs. Quigg fight to happen now, not later

frampton44By Scott Gilfoid: Eddie Hearn, the promoter for WBA World super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (30-0-2, 22 KOs), is hoping that a unification match between the 26-year-old Quigg and Frampton can take place now rather than later.

The two fighters may end up making normal title defenses for their next fights, and that’s not something that Hearn wants. He sees there being too much risk of injury or possible defeats if the two fighters keep putting off their UK mega-fight.

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