Carl Frampton believes that he’s the real world champion before a potential unification clash with WBA champion Scott Quigg, and price per head sportsbooks would certainly not mind seeing both fighters face each other in the ring.
On Saturday night, many fans at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast were taken aback when they saw Frampton successfully defend his IBF super-bantamweight title when he stopped Chris Avalos in the fifth round, and Quigg was ringside watching the meeting.
Frampton would agree to take on Quigg, but he stressed the he deserves to get the priority in the talks for a fight, after he was able to move the undefeated record that he has to 19-0, which impressed boxing fans everywhere.
“I would love it, I think Scott would too,” said Frampton.
“A summer showdown between the two of us is a huge fight. But Scott needs to remember who the real world champion is.
And many fans wonder how Quigg is taking these words.
“I would leave Belfast if I had to, maybe somewhere neutral, it doesn’t matter to me.
“It’s the biggest fight in the UK at the minute – Amir Khan v Kell Brook possibly – but this one has been brewing a lot longer. It’s a huge domestic showdown.”
Quigg was not able to fight since November, when he injured his left hand, but the fighter returned to training. At the end of May he hopes to make a comeback, and his fans are very optimistic of seeing him return to the ring in full fitness.
The fighter went to Belfast and was posing with Frampton for photos after his clash, and he believes that disputes about the location of the clash should not get in the way.
He said: “This fight is big not because of him and not because of me. It’s the full package. The British public want the fight.
“He draws the crowd in Ireland, we draw the crowd in Britain. It doesn’t matter where the fight – wherever holds the most, put the fight on.”
Boxing fans all over the world and price per head sportsbooks would really like to see this fight get underway, and they hope that Quigg and Frampton won’t have any problems in reaching an agreement, as this clash could prove to be a very big one.