By Edward Chaykovsky
Trainer Joe Gallagher says his fighter, WBA 'regular' super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg, will only wait around two more weeks for an answer from IBF champion Carl Frampton on a unification showdown. Gallagher is hoping to get Quigg in the ring with Frampton on a date at the end of May or start of June.
Gallagher and Quigg need to get an answer in two weeks in order to start their training camp.
“I want Scott Quigg to fight the end of May, beginning of June,” Gallagher told Sky Sports. “He hasn’t fought since November. He’s ready to go then and I don’t want to wait for the beginning of next season for him to fight."
“We all want it to be the Carl Frampton fight. We’re already training for the Carl Frampton fight, but if it’s not going to be, we need to know in the next couple of weeks, because we have to start preparing against another quality opponent in the next 10 or 12 weeks.”
Quigg's promoter, Eddie Hearn, says negotiations have to move fast if the fight is going to be finalized for the summer.
“I think if there’s going to be a big summer fight we have to move quickly,” Hearn said. “Talks are kind of ongoing, frustrating. They definitely want the fight, but we have to go through the right channels. I think two weeks is a realistic time frame. What Joe Gallagher is referring to is not signing in two weeks, or else.
“It’s from a training perspective, we want to make sure that within two weeks we know who our opponent is, so we can work on that opponent for the summer.”