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Hearn claims contact has made to make Quigg versus Frampton

Carl Frampton

Carl Frampton

Matchroom chief Eddie Hearn says talks are ongoing about a fight between Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg.

And Hearn - who promotes WBC World champion Quigg- claims that he has made contact with Cyclone Promotions about Quigg facing Frampton later this year.

“I had a great chat with Frampton’s camp this week.

“I expect them to challenge Kiko Martinez, the IBF champion, this summer and then hopefully we can plan the big unification bout with Scott Quigg, our WBA super bantamweight world champion, later this year.

‘We want this fight 100 per cent,” he added.

Meanwhile Nathan Cleverly is targeting a rematch against domestic rival Tony Bellew as he prepares to make his cruiserweight debut in Cardiff tonight.

The 27-year-old has not fought since losing his WBO light-heavyweight title in a crushing four-round defeat to Sergey Kovalev at the same Motorpoint Arena venue in August.

However, Cleverly believes Liverpool puncher Bellew - whom he beat via majority decision in a thrilling fight in October 2011 - will provide the ideal path to the top of his new division.

Cleverly, who takes on 39-year-old Trinidadian Shawn Corbin, said: “We’re in the same division and have the same promoter now so it’s inevitable.

“If he keeps winning and I keep winning, we’re going to get it on there’s no doubt. We’re on a collision course, its 1-0 to me and I’m looking forward to making it 2-0.”

Also on the bill, reigning British, Commonwealth and European featherweight champion Lee Selby takes on Mexico’s Romulo Koasicha in a bout billed as an eliminator for the WBC title currently held by another Mexican, Jhonny Gonzalez.

And finally David Haye believes George Groves is ‘world class’ before he meets Carl Froch for the second time on July 31.

Groves lost the first time they met and Haye says he deserves respect no-matter howthe second fight goes.

“I know George has come from a good amateur to a world-class boxer, and I’ve seen that behind closed doors.

“I’ve seen him handling heavyweights and cruiserweights, former world champs.

“He’d been (ably) handling them in the gym but never translated that to competition, so I knew he could do it physically, I wasn’t so sure he could in the ring.

“He showed Carl in the first round, he proved he can perform at the highest level.

“He’s come of age as a worldwide, recognised world (class) opponent.

“As soon as you recognise that it gives you that confidence.”

 

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