Hearn hoping Scott Quigg vs. Carl Frampton fight can take place in summer

quigg43By Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn is counting on being able to setup a big UK mega-fight this summer between the unbeaten IBF super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton (20-0, 14 KOs) and WBA champion Scott Quigg (30-0-2, 22 KOs).

The two fighters are still unbeaten, but then again neither of them has faced the cream of the 122 pound division in WBC/WBO champion Guillermo Rigondeaux and WBC champ Leo Santa Cruz. Rigondeaux has been interested in facing Quigg and Frampton for a long time, but he’s had no luck in getting either of them to accept a fight with him. Does that make Quigg and Frampton paper champions?

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Hearn: Rigondeaux vs. Quigg can happen after Frampton-Quigg

hearn333By Scott Gilfoid: Eddie Hearn, the promoter for WBA regular super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (30-0-2, 22 KOs), is convinced that the World Boxing Association won’t stop Hearn’s unification fight that he’s looking to put together between Quigg and IBF 122 pound champion Carl Frampton (20-0, 14 KOs) this year.

WBA/WBO champion Guillermo Rigondeaux’s manager Gary Hyde is looking to force Quigg to face Rigondeaux next. Quigg, 26, has held the WBA 122lb title for two years now without him facing Rigondeaux, the WBA Super World super bantamweight champion.

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Will we see any top fights at super bantamweight

rigondeaux655By Gav Duthie: One of boxing’s best divisions is becoming one of the biggest jokes in the sport. The 122 lb category doesn’t have huge depth but has 4 top class world champions that we would all like to see face each other. The problem is nobody seems to want to fight anyone else.

Carl Frampton’s demolishing of Chris Avalos (who is considered #5 in the division) showed the gulf in class between the champions and the rest. Nobody will touch Guillermo Rigondeaux 15-0 (10) with a six foot selfie stick, Leo Santa Cruz wants nobody or should I say Al Haymon doesn’t and Carl Frampton – Scott Quigg has a lot more obstacles to it happening than people might think. 

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Rigondeaux wants Scott Quigg fight

rigon13By Scott Gilfoid: WBA/WBO super bantamweight Guillermo Rigondeaux’s manager Gary Hyde is looking to force the hand of WBA regular 122 pound champion Scott Quigg (30-0-2, 22 KOs) to get him to fight Rigondeaux. Quigg has been the WBA champion for over a year now, and yet he still hasn’t fought Rigondeaux.

Hyde has petitioned the World Boxing Association to get them to force the Rigondeaux vs. Quigg fight.

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Johnny Nelson: Guillermo Rigondeaux is the best fighter in the 122lb division

rigondeauxBy Scott Gilfoid: IBF super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton recently said to WBA 122 pound champion Scott Quigg that he knows who the real champion is between them.

Frampton has just finished defeating an over-matched Chris Avalos by a 5th round knockout in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Frampton’s manager Barry McGuigan would go on to say that Frampton is the best fighter in boxing. This is obviously something that WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (15-0, 10 KOs) and a ton of boxing fans would disagree with, as Frampton has yet to prove himself as being better than Rigondeaux due to him not facing the Cuban star.

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Scott Quigg will beat Carl Frampton in 9 rounds

frampton566By Abbas Dadhiwala: After listening to Scott Quigg’s interview about Carl Frampton being the easiest fight out of all the champions and Scott being 100% sure he can beat him. I agree about Quigg beating Frampton, but disagree that Frampton is the easiest fight.

I think Rigondeaux is the easiest fight for Scott Quigg, Rigondeaux is older than the others, and showed a tendency to leave his chin open after throwing a flurry of shots. He was dropped twice in his last fight and looked ordinary on his way to an 11 round stoppage. There’s no denying that Rigondeaux can bang, Donaire found that out in their fight. Rigondeaux is beatable, and Quigg should target him after dispatching of Frampton. Another problem with facing Rigondeaux is, nobody knows him, has no TV deal. How sellable is that fight, a lot of boxing writers are talking up Rigondeaux as the man to avoid, but for me he is beatable with a sound game plan.

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McGuigan expects Carl Frampton to face Quigg and possibly Santa Cruz in 2015

frampton40By Scott Gilfoid: Barry McGuigan, the adviser for IBF super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton (19-0, 13 KOs), sees big things for him in 2015. Frampton has a title defense against #1 IBF Chris Avalos (25-2, 19 KOs) on February 28th at the Odyssey Arena, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

McGuigan sees Frampton winning that fight, and then moving on to face WBA belt holder Scott Quigg, and then possibly WBC champion Leo Santa Cruz. What’s interesting is that McGuigan isn’t saying a word about wanting to match Frampton against WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux, even though he’s considered to be far the best fighter in the division.

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Scott Quigg to be out of action due to hand surgery

quigg43By Scott Gilfoid: WBA World super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (30-0-2, 22 KOs) will be licking his wounds for the next 6-7 months from his last fight against Hidenori Otake in November.

Quigg, 26, easily defeated the little known fighter, but in the process of beating him, Quigg suffered a hand injury. He’s since had hand surgery to repair tendon problems for his fight hand. The injury is going to take a significant amount of time for Quigg to recover from though, and he’s not expected to be back in the ring until the summer of 2015.

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My Top 5 Highlights of 2014 in British Boxing

froch#2By Matt H: 2014 was a great year for British boxing. Regular cards televised on Skysports, Channel 5 and Boxnation have certainly helped bring boxing towards the forefront of British sports.

Newly crowned champions, fight of the year contenders, rematches, some incredible performances and the return of boxing to Wembley Stadium marked an upward curve for boxing in Britain, below are my top 5 highlights.

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Scott Quigg battles Hidenori Otake on Bellew-Cleverly 2 card on 11/22

quigg433By Scott Gilfoid: Rather than face Guillermo Rigondeaux, who badly wants to fight him, WBA World super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (29-0-2, 22 KOs) will be defending his title against little known Hidenori Otake (22-1-3, 9 KOs) of Japana on the Tony Bellew vs. Nathan Cleverly 2 fight card next month on November 22nd at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, UK.

#3 IBF, #11 WBO has a record that is filled with wins over largely mediocre opposition, and it’s kind of mind-boggling that the International Boxing Federation and WBO has him ranked in their top 15.

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