SCOTT QUIGG BLOWS OUT KIKO MARTINEZ IN 2
By TOM WATT on July 20 2015
After the possibility of the Carl Frampton fight had slipped away, Scott Quigg’s promoter, Eddie Hearn was quick to get his man a top level opponent and delivered in the form of Kiko Martinez – the former IBF World Champion had lost twice to Frampton in the last few years (firstly via 9th round TKO in February 2009 and then again by unanimous decision in September last year) and was seen as a good barometer of comparison between the two British fighters. Many before the fight had tipped this as a very tough fight for the Bury-born undefeated Champion but Quigg made light work of his opponent, dropping him twice in the second round before referee Terry O’Connor stepped in and stopped the fight.
It was a statement from Quigg that he belongs at the top of the division and having made light work of the former World Champion, he can now set his sights on landing the fight he is so desperate to win against Frampton. Whether or not the two promoter’s can make an agreement is yet to be seen with Frampton’s promoter Barry McGuigan seemingly unwilling to negotiate directly with Eddie Hearn and instead focus on carving out a career for Frampton on the other side of the pond in America. Quigg is now unbeaten in 33 fights and if the opportunity to fight Frampton does not come up then there will be no shortage of options for the WBA World Champion although with Santa Cruz and Mares set to face off and rumors that Vasyl Lomachenko is going to fight Guillermo Rigondeaux, he may not have the division hottest ticket for a while although domestic fights with Kid Galahad and Gavin McDonnell could make for interesting viewing.
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