Eddie Hearn claims Carl Frampton versus Scott Quigg talks are active

Northern Ireland's own Flyweight champion of the world John 'Rinty' Monaghan has a statue erected in his honour in Belfast.''Rinty's brother Tommy Monaghan pictured along with Carl Frampton
Northern Ireland's own Flyweight champion of the world John 'Rinty' Monaghan has a statue erected in his honour in Belfast.''Rinty's brother Tommy Monaghan pictured along with Carl Frampton

Matchroom chief Eddie Hearn believes a mega-fight between Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg can be made.

Hearn - who looks after WBA belt holder Quigg - has been in talks with IBF World champion Frampton’s advisor Al Haymon and he says discussions are ongoing.

“We have heard a lot of positive noises about Scott Quigg finally facing Carl Frampton.

“I have held numerous conversations with Al Haymon and there is a lot more positivity around the fight.

“Communications are open and various ideas have been discussed,” Hearn said.

“I have more hope than ever before that this can be made so let’s wait and see.

“But we are not putting all our eggs in one basket. I met with Bob Arum in London to speak about Quigg fighting Nonito Donaire in November.

“Frampton is the priority but this would be a huge fight as well.

“We have discussed some ideas, like Dubai and Manchester in November and Donaire has no problem with fighting in the UK.

“We’ll see how it plays out – both are excellent fights.

“Frampton is our preferred option, whether that is this winter or next Spring,” added Hearn.

And Hearn hopes a deal can be made sooner rather than later.

“My worry is, if the Quigg versus Frampton fight is not made.

“Then Frampton will have to fight Shingo Wake, as he is the mandatory and if Quigg fights Donaire, then the Frampton v Quigg fight becomes even harder to make, because Quigg will then want a bigger share of the pot and it is always difficult to make but there are active talks to make the fight happen - which is always encouraging.

“I am speaking to Haymon’s team and Cyclone and things are more positive.

“I want the fight in November. There is no point talking about April or May next year.

“I want to talk about the next fight and I would love the fight to happen in November or December. But we will have to see what happens.”