Carl Frampton tells Scott Quigg: You're not a real champ
Last Updated: 09/04/15 2:48pm
Carl Frampton has taunted rival Scott Quigg after rubbishing an offer of £1.5m to make their world title fight a reality.
Quigg's promoter Eddie Hearn made the offer on Sky Sports News HQ earlier this week after talks between the two super-bantamweight champions' camps failed to yield an agreement.
Frampton initially said he was surprised by Hearn's tactics and offered a more detailed rebuttal in his newspaper column on Thursday, claiming the fight could be worth as much as £12m.
And Belfast's IBF champion later got involved in a Twitter row with Quigg, claiming the Bury man's version of the WBA title is not the real thing.
Guillermo Rigondeaux holds the WBA's 'Super' belt, and Frampton said: "Remember I'm a real world champ, you're not. I sell tickets and you sell chips. Now wise up."
Quigg responded: "Why turn down 60/40 to the winner? By the way they're not just any chips, they're the champs chips."
Frampton's camp want any fight to be a co-promotion, and writing in the News Letter he said: "It doesn’t seem fair that the legitimate world champion should travel to the challenger’s backyard, under his team’s terms and fight for considerably less money than him, does it?"