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Carl Frampton
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Carl Frampton still believes he will have Scott Quigg’s number if they meet in the ring in the coming months,

IBF World champion Frampton and WBA belt holder Quigg’s camps have been in talks to deliver the clash between the two super-bantamweights.

Bury fighter Quigg demolished former Frampton foe Kiko Martinez in two rounds when they met in July but ‘The Jackal’ says he still is very confident of seeing off Quigg when they finally meet.

“I would never say it is going to be an easy fight - and things happen - but styles make fights.

“I always knew that Quigg could punch but I believe I have the style to beat him and beat him comfortably.

“It was a short fight against Kiko, but Kiko showed me things in the first round. I always knew Quigg could punch but I have always believed - and that has not changed since the Kiko fight - that I am going to beat him and I really believe that,” added Frampton.

And while Quigg was beating Martinez on July 18 - Frampton had to lift himself off the canvas - twice in the first round - against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr in El Paso before winning the fight on a wide points margin. And he says he has learned from the whole experience in the USA.

“It was different, I was out there on a big platform for me to look good and I didn’t have a good first round but I came back and won well.

“If you take the first round out of the equation it was a comfortable fight after that.

“If I am being honest I went in a bit over confident. I the hotel Gonzalez Jnr was walking about. He was very quiet, with his head down.

“He was a humble kid who was tall but skinny and I was thinking ‘I am going to smash this lad,’ - which was the wrong attitude to have - but I will learn from the experience.

“Right after the fight I was very disappointed with how I performed but watching it back it was not one of my best performances but I thought I was alright after the first round.

“It was just all different. We are used to fighting at home, fighting in front of big crowds and it was quiet in there.

“It was three o’clock in the afternoon. It was alien to me but these things happen in boxing and you have to be able to cope with them all,” he added.

Meanwhile Conrad Cummings looks set to fight Alfredo Meli for the Celtic title in Belfast in November.

Middleweight Cummings - unbeaten after seven fights as a professional - should meet unbeaten fighter Meli in what should be a fantastic fight.

And Frank Buglioni lost as Fedor Chudinov retained his WBA World super-middleweight crown with a wide points victory.

Chudinov was awarded the decision by scores of 120-106, 118-108 and 117-109.