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Scott Quigg: I have unfinished business with Carl Frampton

By Claire Williamson

Defeated Scott Quigg still has his sights set on a rematch with Carl Frampton as he declares they have "unfinished business".

Quigg lost his WBA super-bantemweight belt to Frampton at a packed out Manchester Arena on February 27 where the Belfast boxer broke the Bury man's jaw.

Following the clash undefeated Frampton became the unified WBA and IBF super-bantemweight world champion.

However in order to take on Leo Santa Cruz in New York on July 30, the Belfast boxer had to hand back his IBF crown as he would not have been able to fulfil the federation's obligations for a title defence.

The Santa Cruz fight at featherweight - a step up in weight divisions - was the more lucrative option for the Jackal.

Before that he was stripped of his WBA super-bantamweight title after he did not fight Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux.

Now as his recovery continues, Quigg has said he wants his next fight in October and that he would fight the winner of the Frampton Cruz fight - but maintained that he has unfinished business with Frampton first.

He told the Bury Times: "The main thing in my mind now is to get my rematch with Carl Frampton. He has a fight booked with Leo Santa Cruz and I think he will be beaten.

"It might be better for me if he [Frampton] won, because I would like to fight him for a title again.

"But, having been in the ring with him, I don't see him being able to match up to Santa Cruz.

"I have always wanted to fight Santa Cruz myself, because I think I have the beating of him. Our styles would go together really well, and I think it would be a great fight for the fans.

"Ultimately, it's irrelevant who wins between Santa Cruz and Frampton. I have unfinished business with Carl Frampton and I want to fight him again whether he is champion or not."

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