Saturday, February 28, 2015
It's Time For Frampton To Fight Rigondeaux
So, yeah, Carl Frampton looked like a monster this weekend in Belfast. Fast, aggressive, and powerful, Frampton appeared to be just what he is - a top notch fighter.
Now it's time for the man to face a top notch opponent.
Guillermo Rigondeaux is waiting.
Indeed, the Cuban immigrant to America has been waiting for a while. For Frampton. For Quigg. For De La Cruz. For any popular, talented opponent. So far there have been no takers. Santa Cruz, for instance, has pretty much made it obvious that Rigo is just too good for him to want to get in the ring with.
Frampton's opponent on Saturday, Chris Avalos, wanted no part of Rigo, either. Indeed, he gave up a chance to face Rigo for Rigo's title, opting instead to fight Frampton in Frampton's hometown of Belfast. That's saying something.
"To be honest, it was pretty easy," Frampton said after polishing Avalos off within five. Easy is something no one has called the Cuban slickster. Not anyone who knows better. Not ever.
Moments after Frampton spoke, Hall of Fame fighter and Frampton manager Barry McGuigan made it clear that he feels Frampton is better than Rigo. Yet the talk then quickly turned to Scott Quigg and Rigo was forgotten.
With all due respect to Quigg, everyone knows Rigo is the man at super bantamweight. If McGuigan indeed wants Frampton to prove he's the best, he's got to arrange a fight between his man and Guillermo. Beating Quigg will prove one thing and one thing only - that Frampton can beat Quigg. In order to prove he's numero uno, Frampton has to get past Rigo.
It's that simple.