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Quigg wants battle of Britain clash with Frampton

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Scott Quigg made light work of Diego Silva on the undercard of Carl Froch and George Groves © PA Photos
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WBA super-bantamweight champion Scott Quigg believes an all-British clash with Carl Frampton would rival Carl Froch's epic battle with George Groves.

Quigg made a first successful defence of his WBA belt when stopping Diego Silva in the second round of their Manchester bout on Saturday's undercard. His previous defence since being awarded the title ended in a draw against Yoandris Salinas last month.

According to the Manchester Evening News, the undefeated Brit will travel to Spain to watch IBF champion Kiko Martinez's December fight with Jeffrey Mathebula.

However, Quigg stated he would not shy away from a potential fight with Frampton, indicating he would be prepared to fight in either England or Ireland.

"Carl Frampton and me is a massive fight," Quigg told the newspaper. "After Carl Froch and George Groves, it is the biggest fight in Britain.

"I'm not running from him and he's not running from me. It's going to be a belting fight. "It could be at the Manchester Arena or Ireland, it doesn't bother me. I think he'd fight me here and I'd fight him in Ireland. If you can get home advantage, who wouldn't?"

Quigg will scout Martinez with trainer Joe Gallagher, although negotiations for a potential unification bout are reportedly ongoing.

"It's the chance to become a double world champion," Quigg said. "It is a tough fight, but they are the fights you want.

"If I beat him then I've got a massive fight with WBC champion Leo Santa Cruz and I think I could have a war with him."

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