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Quigg priced himself out of fighting at Windsor, says Warren


By David Kelly

Scott Quigg's hopes of a rematch with Carl Frampton look further away than ever after Australian Luke Jackson was confirmed for August 18 at Windsor Park.

When it became clear that Frampton would not be fighting for a world title, Quigg had insisted that he was ready and willing to step up and face the Jackal.

However, it seems that negotiations for the fight did not last long as promoter Frank Warren said he couldn't move past the financial demands of the former WBA super-bantamweight champion.

Frampton and Quigg engaged in a much-hyped world super-bantamweight unification clash two years ago at the Manchester Arena and the beaten Englishman has been calling for a return ever since.

Warren said: "Quigg seems to forget that he lost his last fight to the WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez.

"It's alright saying, 'Yes, I want the fight' but then when you say how much you want then it's just unrealistic.

"What he wanted for the fight was just unrealistic so that was it."

Former world champion Frampton also seemed to put the final nail in the coffin of a return with Quigg.

"Quigg doesn't deserve the fight. I beat him and never got out of first gear. Scott Quigg doesn't have a fan base and he doesn't deserve another fight," said Frampton.

"This fight with Jackson is going to be a tougher fight because he's an undefeated fighter with momentum.

"Scott Quigg is looking a pay-day and I've already given him one of those."

Warren insisted that August 18 at Windsor Park will be "a festival of Irish boxing in the boxing capital of Europe".

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday and are price between £40 and £150.

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