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Scott Quigg willing to travel to Belfast for Frampton rematch

Scott Quigg says he's willing to go to Belfast for a rematch with Carl Frampton, and promoter Eddie Hearn suggests Quigg could fight for the IBF title if it goes vacant.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Following a frustrating loss to Carl Frampton today in Manchester, Scott Quigg and promoter Eddie Hearn both say that if a rematch can be made, they'd be willing to go to Belfast, Frampton's hometown, to get another shot.

Quigg (31-1-2, 23 KO) lost a split decision to Frampton (22-0, 14 KO), which was only controversial in that Quigg received one of the scorecards, from New Mexico's Levi Martinez. But there's obvious reason for Quigg, who started exceptionally slow in the fight and didn't really pick it up until the eighth round, to want a rematch. And if the money is right, it could certainly happen by the end of this year, even if it doesn't happen next.

Frampton, who picked up the WBA title to add to his IBF belt, does have an IBF mandatory due against Japan's Shingo Wake (20-4-2, 12 KO), and Hearn says that if Frampton and his team decide not to do that fight, they'd like to get Quigg into the fight for the IBF belt.

All of this is obviously very preliminary talk, since the fight just wrapped up around an hour ago. But it's out there, anyway, and could clue us into what comes next for these two fighters, or three, if you add Wake.

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