The Bury boxer want avenge defeat of his professional career. Frampton broke the jaw…

SCOTT Quigg has scoffed at the suggestion he could link up with promoter Frank Warren and join the stable of big rival Carl Frampton.

The Bury boxer is eager to get into the ring again with the Belfast-born fighter and avenge the only defeat of his professional career.

Frampton broke the 29-year-old's jaw in a disappointing night at Manchester Arena that saw Quigg lose his super-bantamweight world title on a split decision.

But he has other fish to fry before taking on the Jackal again, after setting himself up as mandatory challenger for the WBA featherweight title.

Quigg is hopeful his promoter Eddie Hearn can arrange a deal to fight the winner of a bout between Abner Mares and Leo Santa Cruz, which has not yet been confirmed but is expected to take place in the spring.

And he has no intention of leaving Matchroom so close to such a career-defining opportunity.

"I’m happy where I am," he said, straight-batting the notion expressed by Warren on a BoxNation podcast that he could open doors for him, alongside fellow featherweights Frampton, Josh Warrington and Lee Selby.

"Matchroom do the job for me. I have just put myself in line for the winner of Abner Mares and Leo Santa Cruz for the world title.

"It is what it is and I am happy where I am."

Quigg feels satisfied Hearn can help him realise his dream of becoming a two-weight world champion before tempting Frampton into a second domestic super-fight.

“I’m always going to want the rematch with Frampton," he added.

"I would always love that fight again but at the end of the day I want to go and become world champion, so when I become world champion that fight I will happen.

“From the first fight (against Frampton), my tactics were wrong on the night and I should have put the pressure on early. As soon as I put the pressure on the fight would have been mine, but it was too little too late."

Both men stepped up to featherweight after their super-bantamweight showdown and have since switched trainers as they look to make the next step in their careers.

Quigg left Bolton gym Gloves and coach Joe Gallagher behind and relocated to the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles with Freddie Roach.

Frampton, meanwhile, left best friend and trainer Shane McGuigan and now trains at the VIP Gym in Astley with Jamie Moore. He returned to the ring in Belfast a couple of weeks ago, defeating Horasio Garcia on points.

Quigg was ringside overlooking Frampton working as a pundit for BT Sport and he reckons it was a long way short of Frampton’s best performance, hinting he has taken a step back following the change of team and 10 months out of boxing.

“He fought a fringe world class fighter," added the Bury boxer.

"Garcia was very predictable but what he did bring was a very energetic work rate and a world class chin.

"I think Frampton made very hard work of it.”

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