It wasn't long after Carl Frampton won a majority decision over Leo Santa Cruz that Guillermo Rigondeaux was again calling out Frampton.
Congratulations to @CarlFrampton . I hope now we can settle our difference. I am available to travel to your hometown and do it there.— Guillermo Rigondeaux (@RigoElChacal305) July 31, 2016
If only! pic.twitter.com/662Onx2gjw— Guillermo Rigondeaux (@RigoElChacal305) July 31, 2016
So when asked about his thoughts on Rigondeaux challenging him again and if he thinks the fight will ever happen, here's what Frampton had to say as caught by FightHype.com:
"I don't know. Look, I'm happy to fight anyone and I genuinely am, I would fight anyone, but I want to be involved in big name fights. You know I had a bit of a stinker with Scott Quigg and I don't want to be involved in another fight with Rigo that would've been another stinker and people start to say 'this guy is boring,' and they start to not like me...So I want to be involved in big fights and whoever my team puts in front of me.
"And this is the important thing, and I don't think boxers speak about it enough. I have a young family, I have two young kids and a wife at home. I want to be financially rewarded because this is a short career. I'm 29, I have a few years left in me. I want to live a comfortable life after boxing. Rigo doesn't bring a pound to the table. That's the way it is. He's an unbelievable fight but I'm being honest - there's no money in the fight."
Shortly after he apparently heard word of Frampton's response, Rigo offered his rebuttal on Twitter.
Don't bother wondering. It will end this way. pic.twitter.com/VeR6oClEF2— Guillermo Rigondeaux (@RigoElChacal305) July 31, 2016
Too many fakes today. None of the real champs ever made any excuses not to fight another champ.Dfans deserved better pic.twitter.com/o1LfnVhI3a— Guillermo Rigondeaux (@RigoElChacal305) July 31, 2016
What say you, fans? Both men make some legitimate points here. Is Frampton wrong for skirting Rigondeaux in lieu of bigger purses, or should have to face him on as a sportsman?