Carl Frampton’s proposed clash against UK rival Scott Quigg has not yet received full approval, the International Boxing Federation’s Chairman Lindsey Tucker has informed WBN.
Meanwhile, Quigg’s promoter Eddie Hearn has also revealed to WBN that no contracts have been signed between the two fighters.
Although an official announcement on a deal between the two undefeated super-bantamweight title holders seems imminent, the contest needs to go through the proper channels with the IBF to be fully rubberstamped.
On Wednesday, the IBF’s Jeannette Salazar informed WBN that no paperwork had been received for the bout, whilst Tucker was quick to dismiss rumours on Thursday that the fight was now a done deal.
“We have heard the rumours of a possible deal between Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg, but I can tell you that we have not approved that fight,” Tucker exclusively told World Boxing News, whilst Hearn added: “Nothing signed yet,” when asked about any confirmation.
Frampton and Quigg have been locked in talks for some weeks in an attempt to finally nail down the fight the British fans have craved for the last two years and it looks as though their wishes are to be granted early next year.
A date in late February, 2016 has been earmarked, according to Quigg’s trainer Joe Gallagher when speaking to WBN earlier this week, whilst Manchester Arena has always been the only venue possible for the Bury man’s team.
More on a TV deal and the possibility of a unification is expected to emerge in the coming days.