Negotiations for the unification bout between Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg hit a snag over the network that would host the proposed fight, and now over an offered 1.5M-pound purse that was rejected by Carl Frampton. With that fight seemingly going nowhere fast, Guillermo Rigondeaux's manager, Gary Hyde, decided to throw Rigo's name out there as an opponent for Quigg.
"WBA Champion Scott Quigg should challenge WBA Unified champion Guillermo Rigondeaux for the WBA, WBO and WBC silver title June 20th in Manchester."
"This fight can be signed and sealed today. Lets get it on Eddie. Flash one of them cheques to us and we got a fight. Rigo would fight Quigg and Frampton for 1.5m US dollars."
Eddie Hearn has been pretty consistently stating that any potential bout between Rigo and Quigg would have to happen after a unification bout with Frampton, but if that fight is off the table, he may need to come up with some other justification. Quigg himself stated in previous interviews that a win over Rigo would be worth more than any money, so I say make it happen. Rigo is even willing to fight over in Manchester, in enemy territory. But Eddie Hearn doesn't seem too enthusiastic about that match-up, probably worried about protecting his investment.