Tuesday 15 January 2019

Galahad calls out Jackal and Quigg

Confidence is essential in boxing. IBF world champion Carl Frampton is confident he can beat WBA world super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg. Quigg reckons he's good to go against The Jackal. "It's the fight I want next," he insists.

Now both champions are being called out by Kid Galahad (17-0, 9 KOs). The Sheffield fighter, another champion from the Ingle Gym, who holds the European and Commonwealth super bantamweight belts, declares: "I'd beat them both on the same night."

Ahead of his bout with Brazil's Adeilson Dos Santos tonight, Kid Galahad, came out blasting, "Scott Quigg hasn't boxed anybody world-class yet. He has over-achieved. He's happy fighting kids." As regards Frampton, he said, "I'd give Frampton trouble."

The possibility of a Frampton-Quigg unification fight happening depends on whether both fighters' promoters can iron out a deal. Frampton's Cyclone Promotions is linked to BoxNation and Quigg's Matchroom is with Sky Sports.

Adding further pressure on the McGuigan camp, Barry Hearn has signed as co-promoter for IBF mandatory contender Chris Avalos and the IBF has given The Jackal until February to defend his title.

Hearn wants to be involved in a Frampton-Quigg unification bout.

But Kid Galahad predicts a win for the Belfast man. "It'd be an easy night for Frampton," he said. "He might even stop Quigg. He's much more technical and better all-round."

As for his own career, he says: "I'm fully confident I'll fight for a world title next year.

"I really hope I'll fight either Scott Quigg or Carl Frampton. Either of them will do. In the ring with me, you're only going to be taking punishment."

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