Carl Frampton insists he only needs one Scott Quigg fight to prove his point

Carl Frampton on the attack against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr
Carl Frampton on the attack against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr

Carl Frampton is sure it will take only one fight to see off the challenge of domestic rival Scott Quigg.

Quigg’s promoter Eddie Hearn had talked this week about two fights between Frampton and Quigg in the coming months - with one clash in Belfast and the other in Manchester.

But ‘The Jackal’ believes only one fight will be needed to prove who is the best.

“No one has started talking yet but hopefully we can sit down and get it sorted. I’m very keen on the Scott Quigg fight and I’m happy to go to Manchester to fight him.

“I don’t even think we need to come to Belfast after that because I’m confident I’m going to win that fight, so what’s the point in a re-match? I want to move on to bigger and better things after him,” he added.

And Frampton also insisted he did not want to see Hearn and Quigg appearing on Sky with a massive cheque.

“I don’t want any of these publicity stunts with cheques and stuff like that. If we get around a table and talk I think the fight can be made.

“I’m happy to go to Manchester because I know I would take half of Northern Ireland with me, but things need to be fair.

“It’s important for us to be able to see everything that’s going on behind the scenes, what’s coming in, what’s going out.

“We want to be able to get some of our fighters on the bill, some of the guys I train with all the time. So there are things that need to be talked about but I believe the fight can be made.

“Let’s be sensible and get the fight on. No publicity stunts. We don’t need to be all over social media. Let’s talk about it and get it done.”

And the Tigers Bay super-bantamweight says he overlooked Alejandro Gonzalez Jr, and claimed he underestimated the Mexican on July 18.

“It was strange.. boxing in the middle of the day.

“There were probably only 1,500 fans there and the Americans are not as partisan as the Belfast fans.

“It was strange but I don’t want to make to many excuses.

“I underestimated this guy. I thought it was going to be easy and I got caught with two shots in the first round.

“They were flash knockdowns and I recovered and won 10 of the 12 rounds. I was embarrassed to be honest.

“It was an under par performance but I got a win. The American TV are happy and ITV are happy. I needed to get my face out there in the USA.”