Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

QUIGG: LET'S MAKE HISTORY ; World Champion Says He'll Fight Carl Frampton Anytime and Anywhere to Set Up a Classic All-British Bout

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

QUIGG: LET'S MAKE HISTORY ; World Champion Says He'll Fight Carl Frampton Anytime and Anywhere to Set Up a Classic All-British Bout

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SCOTT Quigg will fight Carl Frampton anywhere in order to secure a fight that he believes will go down in history.

The WBA super bantamweight champion has declared his intention to finally step into the ring with his Belfast rival after Frampton claimed the IBF crown last Saturday night.

Anticipation is building towards a domestic contest of global significance. It is believed a world title unification bout next year could command a pay-per-view TV audience and a football stadium setting.

And Quigg is prepared to pass up home advantage to find the best possible venue for the fight. "I'll fight wherever it makes most sense," said the 25-year-old from Bury. "Belfast, Manchester. London, Dublin, you name it - anywhere.

"He's got a world title and now we are both world champions.

"It is the perfect time for it to happen."

After Frampton's impressive display against Kiko Martinez in Belfast's Titanic Quarter over the weekend the spotlight now focuses on Quigg's fourth defence of his belt against Stephane Jamoye on Saturday.

"I've got to take care of business and I will do," he said. "I will in style. Then that's the fight everybody wants to see.

'It's got the potential to go down in British boxing history as a classic '

"First and foremost, congratulations to him on winning the world title. It was a good performance.

"Now it is my turn this weekend to show why I am the No.1 and not him.

"Saturday is a very tough fight and I am fully focused. I know what I've got to do.

"It is not just about winning - it's about winning in style and that's what I'm going to do."

Jamoye - a former European bantamweight champion - is not expected to throw a spanner in the works at the Phones 4u Arena.

Quigg's last two fights have both ended inside two rounds and his devastating punching power should be too much for his Belgian opponent. …

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