Carl Frampton talks have started says Scott Quigg

Carl Frampton on his way to retaining his IBF World title on Saturday night
Carl Frampton on his way to retaining his IBF World title on Saturday night

WBA Champion Scott Quigg has revealed that talks have started with Carl Frampton’s camp over a fight later this year.

Quigg was in Belfast on Saturday night as Frampton retained his IBF World title after stopping Chris Avalos in the fifth round.

A clash between Quigg and Frampton has long been mooted and the Bury fighter says the sooner the fight can be sorted the better.

“We’re in talks now and it’s going well. Hopefully, fingers crossed, it can be made because it’s the fight the public deserve.

“I’ll fight in Belfast, Manchester or London. It doesn’t matter. I’m 100 per cent confident I will get the job done. I know what I have to do.

“After his performance on Saturday night, a lot of people are writing me off. It doesn’t matter.

“I know what I need to do and I’ll prove a lot of people wrong when that fight gets made.

“It’s another George Groves v Carl Froch. It captures the imagination of not just boxing fans but the general public too.

“There couldn’t be a better time – we’re both undefeated and both World champions. It just sets it up for a great fight.

“It’s the fight I want, he wants and the British public want. What gives me confidence is that if Floyd Mayweather Jr v Manny Pacquiao can be made, I’m sure me and Carl Frampton can get made,” he added.

And Frampton also wants to meet Quigg in his next outing after beating Avalos at the Odyssey.

““I would love it. I think Scott wants it, it’s a summer showdown between the both of us.

“It’s a massive fight but Scott needs to remember who’s the real world champion.

“I think Scott would agree with me. It’s the biggest fight in the UK (other than) Amir Khan-Kell Brook possibly, but I think this one’s been brewing a lot longer.

“It’s a huge domestic showdown and it is a fight the public want.”