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Frampton may move to featherweight, Hearn not impressed

The undefeated IBF champ not be long for the the super bantamweight division. Eddie Hearn suspects ulterior motives.

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Those of you still pining for a clash between Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg may be disappointed.

After his successful title defense this past weekend, the unbeaten IBF champ suggested that he may have outgrown the super bantamweight division.

"I took a little bit too much weight off the last few days. We need to make decisions where we go from here, whether we stay at this weight, go to featherweight," he told Brent Stover in the ring. He Wellreiterated those sentiments to the BBC later on that evening.

Quigg's promoter, Eddie Hearn, offered a different theory.

"I think if Frampton is getting knocked over twice by the 11th-best super-bantamweight in Mexico, he ain't going to last six round with Scott Quigg. Frampton will now move up to feather as an excuse for avoiding the fight with Scott Quigg."

Quigg was also in action Saturday evening, demolishing Kiko Martinez in just two rounds.

Hearn also told the Daily Mirror that Quigg-Donaire was "very close" and called it a "real possibility" for November or December.

If they can't make the obvious fight, I suppose there are worse alternatives.

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