Frampton v Quigg winner handed WBA Rigondeaux extension

Phil Jay 11/01/2016

The World Boxing Association have announced that the winner of Carl Frampton v Scott Quigg on February 27 has extra time to negotiate a deal with Cuban former world champion Guillermo Rigondeaux.

Frampton and Quigg were granted permission to face-off for the WBA’s ‘super’ title at 122lbs in order to make the contest a full unification alongside the IBF belt, leaving Rigondeaux without a championship through no fault of his own.

Rigondeaux was then made ‘Champion in Recess’ with the WBA initially ordering an agreement by the end of May, but that deadline has now been extended by two months and gives the winner of Frampton v Quigg a full five months to seal a deal.

“By order of the Championships Committee of the World Boxing Association, the winner of the bout between WBA 122lb champion Scott Quigg and IBF champion Carl Frampton, must fight Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux before 27 July 2016,” read a WBA statement handed to WBN.

“Quigg and Frampton should agree with Rigondeaux to secure the commitment before the deadline.”

The WBA also stated that if Frampton v Quigg ends in a draw, the latter will be expected to fight Rigondeaux for the ‘super’ title. Should the winner failed to agree, a purse bid will be held in order to make the bout official.

Sky Sports Box Office recently secured to rights to stage the fight on UK pay-per-view, whilst Rigondeaux is yet to formally outline his intention to be ringside for the clash at Manchester Arena.