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Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg ready to take on Rigondeaux challenge after facing each other

Ahead of their title unification fight this weekend, both Frampton and Quigg have Guillermo Rigondeaux on their mind.

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Both Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg believe they're the men who can beat Cuban dynamo Guillermo Rigondeaux. But in the meanwhile they both have their work cut out for themselves with each other. With each man believing they will emerge victorious this weekend, they both say they're willing to take on Rigondeaux next.

"I've always said I'm open to fight Rigo, I see him as the king of the division but I feel I've got the beating of him," said Frampton, 29. "I would prefer it on home soil especially when you are fighting someone as good as Rigo, but I'm happy to make the Rigo fight.

"It's a very difficult fight but I feel I'm the only super-bantamweight in the world who has the skillset, the ability and the balls -- it'll take a big set of balls -- to beat Rigo, I really do. I feel I have the ingredients to beat him."

Rigondeaux, who is universally regarded as the best 122lb fighter on the planet, currently holds no major world titles after being repeatedly stripped by one organization after another due to inactivity and not fighting top-tier opposition (which isn't entirely his fault).

But Scott Quigg intimates that he would be willing to drop the IBF title, should he beat Frampton and be mandated to immediately face Shingo Wake, so that he can take on the king without a crown.

"I want to keep challenging the best and the WBA have ordered the winner of the fight against Frampton to fight Rigo next. The IBF want the winner to face Shingo Wake next, and it's a tricky situation because I don't want to give up the WBA belt because I've been champion for a while.

"But I'm here to fight the best and I'm not going to relinquish the WBA belt to avoid someone. I need to focus on becoming unified champion first and I've got a tough fight ahead of me before I can think about anyone else."

Which fighter do you believes wins on Saturday, Frampton or Quigg? And do either of them really stand a chance against Rigondeaux?