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24th Apr 2015

Barry McGuigan has some bad news about a possible Carl Frampton-Scott Quigg fight

Fighters can't agree over 60-40 split

Kevin McGillicuddy

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.

Frampton was offered £1.5million to set up a July 18th showdown with Quigg by promoter Eddie Hearn, with the Irishman less than impressed by the offer

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,

‘Carl has drawn crowds of 16,000 in Belfast. I don’t want to be rude to Scott Quigg, but he’s never headlined a show. We wanted a minimum of 60-40, not the winner takes 60-40 because that’s unfair on the fighters.’

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