By Kevin Francis, courtesy of The Daily Star
CARL FRAMPTON will be brushed aside by Scott Quigg if they ever meet in a 'Battle of Britain' clash, according to Eddie Hearn.
Quigg made a stunning fifth defence of his WBA world super-bantamweight crown with a second round stoppage of Kiko Martinez at the Manchester Arena on Saturday.
But on the same night, Belfast bruiser Frampton had a nasty shock on the way to retaining his IBF title over Alejandro Gonzalez Jr in El Paso.
Frampton was knocked down twice by the Mexican in the opening round before recovering to claim a unanimous decision.
Quigg's promoter Hearn now believes his man is on a different level to Frampton.
"He won't last five or six rounds with Scott," said Hearn.
"He has just been knocked over twice by the 11th-rated super-bantamweight in Mexico, so what does that say?"
Frampton has repeatedly ignored attempts to get him into the ring with Quigg and turned down a £1.5m offer in April.
Hearn believes he will continue to avoid Quigg and said: "I think Frampton will now move up to featherweight as an excuse to avoid Scott Quigg.
"After what happened in El Paso, his team will know more about his frailties and he isn't going to want to face Quigg after being put down like he was on Saturday."
Quigg turned on the style against Spaniard Martinez, flooring him in the second with a fierce uppercut.
Quigg said: "Nobody have ever done anything like that to Martinez. I went in there and I just blew him away."
His trainer Joe Gallagher added: "He's the hardest-hitting boxer in Britain."