Eddie Hearn wants Carl Frampton versus Scott Quigg straight after July 18

Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg
Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg

Matchroom chief Eddie Hearn believes a Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg showdown can be made if both fighters win on July 18.

IBF World champion Frampton faces Alejandro Gonzalez Jr in El Paso America, while on the same night WBA champion Quigg faces the serious threat of former IBF belt holder Kiko Martinez in Manchester.

Frampton and Quigg were supposed to lock horns on July 18 but a deal could be agreed between the two camps.

But Hearn is now more confident a deal can be struck, as long as both fighters win on their next outings.

“I just hope that straight after those two fights, they are on the same night, that we can get it made just like that.

“I have spoke to Al Haymon’s (the PBC boss who works as advisor for Frampton) people and they say they want to make the fight.

“It remains the biggest fight out there and it still remains the biggest pay day out there for both of them.

“The fight makes sense but both Quigg and Frampton have to win on July 18,” he added.

And Hearn says he backs Frampton’s decision to have the second defence of his IBF title in El Paso.

“The opponent is very very average, but it is a very big opportunity for him.

“He is fighting in El Paso, Texas and he is on CBS, which is a big audience and I think it will be on ITV here.

“I don’t see it as a bad move, but I question the decision to go all the way to America, obviously for less money in a much easier fight when you could have fought Quigg.

“But in terms of a move for him I think it is a good move for him he had run out of options here so it is a good move.

“I think it is a nothing fight but you can’t blame Carl Frampton he is getting paid very well for a nothing fight.”

And Hearn also believes his man has a tougher fight than Frampton on the night as he faces hard hitting Martinez - who Frampton has already beaten twice.

“If Quigg was fighting that guy all you would see is days of abuse on Twitter.

“It is an easy touch and I don’t blame for taking an easy touch.

“It is his first fight in America, but I did say Scott Quigg was going to be a much bigger more meaningful fight than Frampton and I was right,” added the Matchroon chief.