According to Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn, he’ll be looking to start talks this week in order to put together the super bantamweight unification bout between his fighter, WBA World champion Scott Quigg (29-0-2, 22 KO’s) and IBF World title holder Carl Frampton (19-0, 13 KO’s), handled by Cyclone Promotions. Hearn isn’t just looking to negotiate one contest however, he wants two.
The plan is to set up the initial matchup in the U.K. for the winter, followed by a summer rematch to take place in Belfast, Frampton’s home ground. With Frampton’s team not so eager to agree to an even purse split, which Quigg wants, Hearn feels the issue can be remedied by scheduling two bouts right from the start, feeling the rematch would be a bigger draw than the first.
“I believe the answer is two fights,” he told Irish-boxing.com. “Let them earn the money twice. We’ll do it over here, in the winter or spring and then outdoors in Belfast in the summer. Let them make a fortune twice, it’s such a good fight I don’t think any would mind seeing it twice”.
Quigg is eager to face Frampton, but he’s adamant on getting an even share. Cyclone Promotions though, feel Frampton is the “legitimate” belt holder and the bigger draw, and therefore deserves a bigger share of the earnings.
NABO super bantamweight title holder Chris Avalos (24-2, 18 KO’s) is Frampton’s mandatory challenger, and undefeated WBC World super bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (28-0-1, 16 KO’s), has called out both fighters.