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Ego is the only obstacle to making Frampton v Quigg superfight - Hearn

Eddie Hearn proposes two-fight deal that would see both of the super-bantam champs fight in their hometown.

Injury could force Frampton to wait until early 2015 for his first title defence.
Injury could force Frampton to wait until early 2015 for his first title defence.
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CARL FRAMPTON’S SUPER-BANTAMWEIGHT showdown against Scott Quigg could be a two-fight “home and away” special in Belfast and England.

Quigg’s promoter Eddie Hearn insisted today: “There are no true obstacles in making this fight, only ego.”

World champion Frampton may have to postpone the first defence of his IBF belt until the new year due to injury.

American Chris Avalos is the mandatory challenger but Hearn is determined to arrange a superfight against Bury’s Quigg instead.

The venue looks set to be a big sticking point. Belfast’s Odyssey Arena holds less than 10,000 while some of the bigger English arenas can accommodate twice as many fight fans.

Hearn’s solution was to propose a two-fight deal, one in each fighter’s hometown.

“They are both world champions and it’s really the only fight that people want to see either of them in,” he wrote in his column for the Daily Mail.

He added: “I’ve already made contact with the McGuigans and requested a meeting to try and look at the opportunities. As I write this, I’m still waiting for a reply.

“But there are no true obstacles in making this fight, only ego.

“If we don’t get the opportunity to provide these two great fighters with the biggest pay day of their career, quite frankly both teams should be ashamed with themselves.”

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