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'I want to see McGuigan’s face when I beat his fighter' - Quigg on potential Frampton fight

The Bury fighter was at ringside in Belfast on Saturday night.

Quigg has expressed excitement about the prospect of facing Frampton.
Quigg has expressed excitement about the prospect of facing Frampton.
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SCOTT QUIGG SAYS he is ready to fight Carl Frampton, and added fuel to the fire by suggesting the reaction of the Belfast boxer’s manager — Barry McGuigan — will mean more to him than any prize money for the potential bout.

“What means more to me is seeing a picture of McGuigan’s face when I beat his fighter. The look on his face money couldn’t buy,” he said, speaking to The Guardian.

Quigg, who was at ringside in Belfast on Saturday night, added that he was happy to fight Frampton “wherever” and was complimentary about his potential opponent following his defeat of Chris Avalos inside five rounds in a sold-out Odyssey Arena.

“He boxed well, kept calm. As long as he kept his cool it was only a matter of time before Avalos started getting reckless and overconfident. When he started doing that Carl picked the right shots. You couldn’t argue with the stoppage. He boxed well.”

McGuigan, meanwhile, says “greed” is the only possible obstacle in preventing the fight, and is adamant that — like Frampton’s triumph at the weekend — this prospective encounter should be broadcast on terrestrial TV.

“We want the fight. We really want the fight,” he said.

“Eddie Hearn keeps pushing this pay-per-view thing but let’s be honest, it’s a much better fight on terrestrial TV. Let’s do a Chris Eubank-Nigel Benn fight.

“It’s a great fight on terrestrial TV. It will make these kids superstars, and we can do it if they can be a little bit less greedy. I know [Frampton] will. Will Quigg be?”

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