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QUIGG STILL HOPEFUL OF FRAMPTON REMATCH

By Kenny LeavettScott Quigg says he still has hopes of fighting Carl Frampton again in a rematch in the near future.

The 29-year-old from Bury suffered his first loss as a professional to the ‘Jackal’ back in 2016 which came in a super-bantamweight unification contest, and is keen to reverse the decision if a second bout can be agreed.

Frampton, who went on to become a two-weight world champion by defeating Leo Santa Cruz on away turf in New York at featherweight, has a scheduled homecoming bout against Luke Jackson this Saturday night at Windsor Park – a fight which Quigg claims he was overlooked for.

Quigg speaking on matters told the Belfast Telegraph “I told the person acting on my behalf that I wanted half a million quid for the fight, even though I knew they would probably turn it down,”

“But the ball was in their court and I expected an offer to come back but it didn’t. Everyone knows that in my fight with Frampton he won the first half and I won the second half of the fight – deep down he knows it.

“Of course I would love the rematch but if it doesn’t happen so be it.”

Quigg has now returned to his American base in Los Angeles ahead of preparation for a potential fight before the end of the year after putting up a brave performance last time out against Oscar Valdez.

The Briton lost an enthralling battle against the WBO Featherweight champion in March but is hopeful his performance in front of an American audience will keep him in contention for the biggest fights in his division.

“I’m now just focused on getting myself ready for October 20 and I’ll have a good chat with Eddie Hearn about who I will fight next and the direction I’m going in,” he said.

“Although I was gutted that I lost to Valdez, the performance I put in did me a lot of good in the States.”

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