Trainer Joe Gallagher has put us all out of our misery by confirming the proposed unification match between his WBA World super-bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (30-0-2, 22KO’s) and IBF champion Carl Frampton (20-0, 14KO’s) will not be happening this summer.
He told iFL TV they’ve waited long enough for Frampton and his Cyclone Promotions representatives to make their mind up after their own promoters Matchroom Sports offered up a flat fee of £1,500,000 to get the fight on in Manchester to no avail.
“Listen, they made the offer of £1.500,000. I seen something about Carl saying ‘let’s get back round the table.’ He refused the offer in the hour it was put to him so he must have loads of money, but that ship’s sailed now for the meantime. There are two or three opponents were in negotiations with for Scott Quigg, so Scott Quigg – Carl Frampton won’t be happening in the summer.”
The prolonged build-up to another big fight has reared it’s ugly head again but Quigg is looking to solidify his position in the 122.lb. division by getting a globally recognised name on his resume, and ‘The Filipino Flash’ Nonito Donaire(34-3, 22KO’s) is looking like the frontrunner.
Provided Quigg and Frampton both defeat their opponents in the interim period, Gallagher remains optimistic the fight can still be made at a later date. A gust of wind left the British Isles from the collective sighs of relief when he said;
“Good luck to Carl Frampton with whoever he fights. If he wants to try and make it again later on in the year, it’s an option.”
A very lucrative option if the parties involved keep stringing us all along.