One of the world’s top pound-for-pound boxing stars Guillermo Rigondeaux has labelled both Scott Quigg and Carl Frampton ‘cowards’ ahead of their February 27 clash.

Rigondeaux, who was added to the huge Terry Flanagan v Derry Mathews show yesterday believes both fighters are running scared from facing the widely recognised best Super-Bantamweight in the division.

 

The winner of February 27’s unification bout has been mandated to fight Rigondeaux by the WBA.

“Frampton and Quigg are both cowards for finding ways to avoid the best in their division. We wait in anticipation to see if the winner would step up and step in the ring with me, so the whole world can see who the best 122 pound fighter is.”

The two time Olympic Gold medallist lines up against Jazza Dickens at the Echo Arena for his U.K debut on March 12.

“Fans should come see the real super world champion in Liverpool, as I¹ll be ready to put on a show and be in a position to happily knock out the winner [Frampton or Quigg], if either would even fathom the idea of stepping in the same ring with me,” explained the 35 year old through a Queensbury Promotions press release.