Carl Frampton trainer Shane McGuigan has no time for Scott Quigg

Shane McGuigan in El Paso
Shane McGuigan in El Paso

Shane McGuigan says he has zero interest in Scott Quigg before his fighter Carl Frampton defends his IBF World title in El Paso in America on Saturday night.

WBA Champion Quigg will look to retain his belt against Kiko Martinez in Manchester, at the same time as Frampton will defend his IBF crown against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr in Texas.

And trainer McGuigan admits he has little time for Bury fighter Quigg.

“I have very little interest in Quigg. I do-not care about Scott Quigg.

“He is a name and an opponent for Carl down the line, but if he gets knocked out by Kiko, it does not make a blind bit of difference to me.

“He is just a mouth piece and I don’t really know how much he wants it?

“He is always talking about it and his life evolves around Carl Frampton - but Carl has loads of options out there.

“It is just typical Eddie Hearn bigging things up and trying to create a name for his fighters and himself,” added McGuigan.

And the London based trainer says Martinez could derail the Quigg bandwagon.

“Kiko has had a couple of losses during his career but he has always bounced back. Carl knocked him out but he bounced back and won the world title against Jhonatan Romero in America.

“He is a really tough guy, a serious competitor and he can’t be over looked and I hope Quigg has not made that mistake.

“Because one wee slip and Kiko hits him on the chin and he is going to sleep,” added McGuigan.