There was no secret before Carl Frampton fought Nonito Donaire that his next fight would be a stadium fight at Windsor Park.
The favourite to share the ring with Frampton had been suggested by the media and Frampton himself, that his Windsor Park opponent may be the winner of Lee Selby-Josh Warrington.
Frank Warren’s post fight interview after Warrington’s victory over Selby suggested both fighters may go their separate ways. Meaning a chance may open up for other opponents such as Scott Quigg to fill the void.
Quigg wants the chance to avenge his loss that he suffered to Carl Frampton in 2016.
He told Ringnews24.com:
“I’ve always said: ‘I’d be interested in a rematch,’ I’d also be interested in a rematch with Oscar Valdez – I want to avenge both losses.
“Frampton’s without an opponent. I’m not an opponent; I’d be going in there in the opposite corner. I wouldn’t be going in there to make the numbers up. I’d jump at that fight, but I doubt I’d get the phone call or the offer.
“I’ve always wanted the rematch with him because I want to avenge the loss.
“Down the line I’d love to work my way back and get the rematch with Valdez – I do believe I could beat him on another day.”
Quigg lost to Frampton by split decision and he admits he got his tactics wrong.
“At the end of the day, I got my tactics wrong. Soon as I started to put the pressure on and do what I do best, the fight turned and it was just too little too late.
“Fair play to him he got the win on the night. He fought well and stuck to his game plan and did what he and his team set out to do.
“I got it wrong on the night. Soon as I started to do what I do best and put the pressure on, the fight turned. If you switch the fight on in round seven and round eight and you’ve not seen the early rounds, you’d think I was winning the fight. There are no excuses – I didn’t deliver on the night and I know next time if I get the opportunity, I know what I need to do to put it right. “
Should Quigg miss out on the opportunity, he shared his prediction for Carl Frampton vs Josh Warrington.
“I think Frampton wins that fight.
“Up until Warrington beating Selby, he’s never shown he was world class. He’s never beaten a world class name. Selby was one too many fights at featherweight for him. I think the weight did hamper him. Taking nothing away from Warrington’s performance, he got his tactics spot on.
“If Frampton-Warrington fought, you’d have to say Frampton would be the favourite and be a pretty comfortable favourite. Warrington could cause him some problems by applying pressure if he can avoid getting hit on the way in. I thought Warrington boxed well against Selby, he picked his moments when to fight, he moved well and tried rushing Selby and it worked. His team did a good job, but I will say Frampton beats Warrington.”
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