Hearn: Frampton-Quigg “It hasn’t happened because of pure arrogance really”


Scott Quigg Carl FramptonSo is another mega all U.K fight going by the waste side? Eddie Hearn and Kell Brook have yet to secure a fight with Amir Khan. The other major bout is a showdown between Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg. Quigg is a Hearn fighter and Frampton used to be one. In an interview with ESPN UK, Hearn throws the blame on Frampton’s side.

“It hasn’t happened because of pure arrogance really from their side. After the Martinez fight, I went to Quigg and said ‘Look, we’ve got to give them a better deal,'” Hearn told ESPN. “I’m hoping they would be sensible enough, and I just needed them to move just a couple percent, we’re talking 100 grand, 150 grand in the big pot of things and they won’t do it.”

Hearn was also unable in securing Nonito Donaire to come over and fight Quigg but says Frampton might be the one losing out in value.

“They will probably fight Shingo Wake in a mandatory defense which means nothing and Frampton might lose a bit more value, but I do think that fight with Quigg will happen,” explained the promoter.

Much like other big fights, Hearn says timing is important, and they have to act in a timely fashion because he fight is big now, and one loss can change anything.

“Timing is so important for a pay-per-view fight. You have to pick the slots right, and it’s not always there. If you miss the slot you are talking the end of 2016 and in that time he’s lost and there’s no fight. It’s a bit like George Groves-James Degale, which could have happened in the summer and George could have earned three or four times what he made for fighting Badou Jack last weekend, but he lost, and now there’s no fight and there won’t be a fight.”