EDDIE HEARN has admitted frustration fuelled his public £1.5m offer to Carl Frampton to fight Scott Quigg. The Matchroom boss today indicated he would send a cheque to the Northern Irish fighter if he agreed to a July 18 super-bantamweight showdown.
Frampton’s Cyclone Promotions – headed by Barry McGuigan – immediately sent out a press release indicating surprise at the move which went against the co-promotion they were negotiating.
Hearn responded: “It is not about Cyclone Promotions and Matchroom Sport, it’s about Scott Quigg and Carl Frampton. If Cyclone Promotions really need their name on the poster and Michael Buffer to mention them in the introductions, then no problem.
“They are right that negotiations have been ongoing but they ended last week when we hit a brick wall.
“We’re frustrated,” Hearn continued. “[Kell] Brook versus [Amir] Khan has fallen by the wayside and we want to make sure that this fight happens. We’ve made Carl an offer of £1.5million to fight in Manchester on July 18. There’s no reason why this fight can’t happen and we are willing to put the money up.
“There’s no offer from them and all the revenue is being delivered by us. We have massive respect for Carl, he’s a brilliant fighter that I have worked with in the past. These are two great champions and we just want to see the fight; let’s get it made.”