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Weight for it...Carl is after Quigg showdown


Champion: Carl Frampton

Champion: Carl Frampton

Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Champion: Carl Frampton

World champion Carl Frampton has confirmed his desire to take on Scott Quigg revealing that he intends staying in the super-bantamweight division...for now.

Following last Saturday's successful world title defence in El Paso against Mexican Alejandro Gonzalez Jr, in which Frampton was knocked down twice in the first round, there was talk from the fighter and his manager Barry McGuigan about a possible move up to featherweight.

Frampton, though, says he intends to stick to super-bantamweight for the moment which sets up the prospect of the fight everyone wants to see against Quigg, who knocked out Spaniard Kiko Martinez in two rounds last weekend.

Frampton said: "I'm happy to fight him in his own backyard, but we just need to remember who's the boss when it comes to negotiating."

On the weight issue, Frampton, stated: "I'm a career super-bantamweight if I want to be. I just misjudged things a little bit. I can make 8st 10lbs again if I have to. It's a hard slog to do it, but I've done it so many times before."

Belfast Telegraph