Hopes of unification fight Ko’d
Ever since Carl Frampton stopped Chris Avalos last month to retain his IBF title, it was hoped his next fight would be against Scott Quigg.
The Englishman holds part of the WBA title and it seemed a natural fit if both men were to step into the ring for a unification bout later this year.
But it seems tonight that agreeing the split from any fight has scuppered plans for any potential showdown between the two boxers.
Barry McGuigan,who’s Carl Frampton’s manager, has revealed tonight that Quigg’s team would not agree to a 60-40 split of the purse in favour of the Belfast man,
‘It’s sad for the fans because we wanted it to happen,’
‘Carl was willing to travel to England to put his title on the line, and when the champion does that he normally gets the majority of the purse.’
‘Carl is a valid champion. Scott Quigg is the WBA’s ‘regular’ champion, not the real champion, which is Guillermo Rigondeaux.’
The lack of a unification fight will disappoint a number of Frampton’s fans who packed out the Odessy arena last month for his latest title defence.
McGuigan explained that they wanted more of the purse because Frampton was a man who could sell more tickets than Quigg,
The news comes just hours after it was confirmed that Quigg’s next opponent is Kiko Martinez who Frampton beat to claim the European and World title.
H/T to BBC