Scott Quigg and promoter Eddie Hearn have offered Carl Frampton £1.5m to fight him after going live with their offer on Sky Sports News.
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Hearn presented the signed cheque and revealed that he wants to set up a meeting on July 18 in Manchester for the super-bantamweight unification bout.
Negotiations have been on-going with Frampton and promoter Barry McGuigan, but Hearn was forced into taking drastic action as it is no secret that those talks have been slow and not progressed to the point where a bout could be set up.
Quigg insisted that he believes that Frampton wants the fight too and so it is essentially a promotional issue, but Hearn has now put the money up and called for the fight to finally be made.
“I came to Belfast and you stated you wanted the fight,” Quigg told Sky Sports News HQ.
“There are 1.5 million reasons for this fight to happen.”
Quigg was referring to his trip to Northern Ireland for his rival’s IBF title defence against Chris Avalos earlier this year, where the pair were interviewed in the ring together and made it clear that they want the bout made.
With talks of a huge British showdown between Kell Brook and Amir Khan falling apart, it appears as though British boxing fans in particular will have renewed hope that this alternative bout can be made instead for the summer.
Frampton didn’t waste any time responding to the interview, and claimed that the fight “can only take place as a co-promotion”, according to Sky Sports.
It remains to be seen whether the impasse in talks continues or the two parties can reach an agreement.