Carl Frampton is not buying the excuses from Scott Quigg - who failed to make weight for a world title fight with WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez.
In a contest which took place earlier this month in Los Angeles, Quigg came in at nearly three pounds over the featherweight limit of 126-pounds.
A deal was reached for the contest to move forward, but Quigg blew off a same day weigh-in the following morning - which enraged Valdez and his handlers.
When Quigg entered the ring on fight night, he weight 142-pounds and held a big size advantage over Valdez, who was around 135.
The weight advantage was apparent in the fight, as Quigg bullied Valdez around and broke the champion's jaw. But Valdez showed his fighting spirit and out-fought Quigg down the stretch and returning the favor by smashing Quigg's nose.
In the end, Valdez won a well deserved twelve round decision and handed Quigg his second career defeat.
The man who handed Quigg his first career defeat - which was Frampton - doubts what his former rival is claiming - that a foot injury prevented him from properly making weight in camp.
“He didn’t care about the weight,” Frampton said in his weekly column for the Sunday Life.
“It was said that he had a stress fracture and that’s why he couldn’t make the limit but there are other things you can do – such as the bike – to lose weight and if it was really that bad then he shouldn’t have fought, he should have pulled out.
“It just seems very strange to me that someone who has boasted about how professional he is can come in so far away from the limit for a World title shot. Promoter Eddie Hearn said that Quigg weighed around 142lbs [in the ring] and it was clear that his tactics were to try and bully Valdez because he was the bigger man so I’m not convinced that he missed the 126 limit because of the stress fracture.
“Scott Quigg acted in a totally disrespectful manner to his opponent Oscar Valdez and the sport of boxing last weekend and just highlighted why the governing bodies need to get tougher over the issue of weight. The governing bodies have to show they are in control of title fights and I hope that Quigg’s behaviour will lead to the WBO, WBC, WBA and IBF bringing in stringent rules about weight and fighters on the day of the fight being within a certain percentage of a weight before they are allowed to box that night.”