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16,000 fans packed the outdoor arena in Belfast's Titanic Quarter on Saturday night.
16,000 fans packed the outdoor arena in Belfast's Titanic Quarter on Saturday night.
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Find a venue big enough and I'll come to Belfast to face Frampton - Quigg

Is this the next move for the new IBF world champion?
Sep 9th 2014, 12:00 PM 12,791 20

SCOTT QUIGG IS ready to enter the Jackal’s Den to take on IBF world champion Carl Frampton.

Plans for Frampton’s first title defence are on the backburner until after he has a scan on his injured left hand.

American Chris Avalos is the mandatory challenger but a ’super-fight’ against Quigg, who holds the regular WBA title, is another option.

The venue could also be a sticking point in negotiations with the crowd likely to top the 16,000 that packed into a purpose-built arena for Frampton’s win against Kiko Martinez.

Quigg says he’d happily face Frampton on his home turf in Belfast — provided they can find a big enough venue.

“I was pleased to see Carl win the title on Saturday and now it makes perfect sense for us to fight,” Quigg said on Monday.

I’ll fight him in Belfast, no problem – but 9,000 in Belfast versus 20,000 in Manchester, it makes more sense to do it there.

“But if they can find somewhere in Belfast with 20,000 then I can go there, I don’t care.

Quigg puts his belt on the line against Belgium’s Stephane Jamoye in Manchester’s Phones4U Arena this Saturday night but is already looking to the next step.

He added: “We both think we can win so there’s no reason why we shouldn’t fight – and I know that I will come out with both belts.”

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