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Victorious Quigg is targeting Carl

By Staff Reporter

Scott Quigg has once again set his target on Carl Frampton after the Bury fighter retained his WBO world super bantamweight title with a blistering second-round stoppage of Spain's Kiko Martinez on Saturday night at the Manchester Arena.

Quigg produced a statement performance against former IBF world champion Martinez.

His win sparked calls for a match with the current holder of that belt, Belfast's Frampton.

Martinez began the fight on the front foot but Quigg came roaring back in the second round, flooring his opponent almost immediately with a superb uppercut.

The fight continued but Quigg sensed he had his man in trouble and waded in with a barrage off both wings.

A vicious right hook sent Martinez to the canvas for the second time in a minute and though the Spaniard attempted to scramble to his feet, referee Terry O'Connor shook his head and stopped the fight with little hesitation.

Quigg admitted: "The second round he came out with a bit more oomph and that just set him up for the shot.

"I got him with the punch we've been working on all through camp, it was a peach of an uppercut.

"After that I looked across at Joe (Gallagher, trainer) and just went out to finish it. I probably looked a bit wild, but I was trying to stay as calm as possible."

Promoter Eddie Hearn added: "I'm just pleased Scott Quigg finally gets the respect he deserves. His stock's going to keep on rising and obviously the Carl Frampton fight's the one everyone wants."

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