By Edward Chaykovsky
IBF super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton say mandatory challenger Chris Avalos will be a tougher test than Scott Quigg. Frampton defends his belt against Avalos on February 28th at the Odyssey Arena. Most fans in the UK are demanding a Frampton-Quigg showdown, which both boxers admit is a huge fight.
Frampton does not view possible fight with Quigg as a unification. He says Guillermo Rigondeaux is the real WBA champion at the weight, while Quigg has the often looked down upon "regular" title.
"I'd love to fight Quigg," said Frampton to RTE. "I wouldn't call it a unification fight because I don't believe the title he has is a legitimate world title. I've got a world title. A legitimate one. The WBA champion is Rigondeaux. If it was going to be a unification bout it would be Rigondeaux or Santa Cruz. Not Scott Quigg.
"He's got, in my opinion, a Mickey Mouse title. His promoter and his team need to remember that when they're coming to the table to start negotiating. They need to also remember that I'm the one that brings all the fans and sells out the arenas. It would be disappointing if it didn't happen. This fight against Chris Avalos is a much tougher fight but I think the Quigg fight is a bigger one [event-wise]. So I'm not looking past Avalos, but if I get past him I want to fight Quigg next."