Kiko Martinez talks Carl Frampton-Scott Quigg
In 2010, Gavin Reid, a respected, now retired, journeyman, faced both men. He went nine rounds with Quigg in July and was stopped in two frames by Frampton a few months later.
“Frampton is my favorite,” Martinez told RingTV.com through Oscar Zardain of Maravilla Box. “In my opinion (Carl) is (a) better fighter than Scott, 100 percent much more skilled than him. Scott is a good fighter too but he had his lucky night when (he) fought against me.”
Having studied and shared a ring with both, he knows each beltholder’s strengths, as well as areas of weakness.
“Carl is a very talented fighter; he is fast and tough and has a good power in his hands too,” explained the 29-year-old. “Scott is a classical boxer with a very good technique. Maybe he is not the best in anything but he does everything in the right way. Frampton-Quigg is a superfight, no doubt.
“The danger for Frampton is that he does not care about receiving punches. He ignores the defense and he is not worried about his opponent’s attack. I think that Quigg is less talented and his footwork is worse.”
When asked who will win and how, he says, “I think that Frampton will win the fight on the scorecards or maybe by a knockout in the final rounds.”