IBF super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton (21-0) and WBA 122lb title holder Scott Quigg (31-0-2) have agreed on contract terms.
The deal is yet to be signed, but their respective teams are ironing out the final details and the contract should be ready within the next 24 hours.
Frampton vs. Quigg will garner a lot of attention in the UK and is sure to please hardcore fight fans all over the world. It’s unlikely however that it will capture the attention of casual fans outside the UK.
Unfortunately as things stand the much anticipated clash won’t be a unification bout. The IBF are refusing to consider it at this moment as Quigg is only the WBA ‘regular’ champion.
“Some of the organizations [the WBA] have multiple champions and we will only unify with highest ranked champion [Rigondeaux],” explained IBF Chairman Lindsey Tucker.
If Quigg were to be upgraded to the WBA ‘super’ champion then we could see a unification bout. Guillermo Rigondeaux, the current ‘super’ champion, was stripped by the WBO yesterday and there is a possibility the WBA may follow suit.
Hopefully, the winner will also attempt to unify with the WBO title holder. The WBO title is vacant as of yesterday, but it’s likely that Nonito Donaire and Cesar Juarez will slug it out for the belt in December.