Scott Quigg is happy to take on Kiko Martinez or Carl Frampton this summer
Last Updated: 05/02/14 4:17pm
Scott Quigg wants Kiko Martinez this summer - despite trying to get bitter rival Carl Frampton to take him on.
The WBA super-bantamweight world champion says he is ready to battle the best in his division, which means unification showdowns.
"Early on in my career I was basically learning on the job and I have put those mistakes right. Look at Carl Froch. He was put down, so he gets back up and he goes on to win. Same here."
The 25-year-old was at ringside in Spain to see Martinez stop Jeffrey Mathebula in nine and retain the IBF belt.
And although Frampton now seems to have turned his attention to WBC champion Leo Santa Cruz, Quigg has no qualms about taking on Martinez.
"Definitely," he told Ringside. "That's what I'm hoping for in the summer. A fight between me and Martinez is on my radar.
"That was the best I've seem him box (in Spain). He mixed up his shots well, me and (trainer) Joe Gallagher were ringside saying this is the best he's boxed.
"I think Mathebula got his tactics wrong; he was moving way too much, giving Kiko momentum and once he gets it, it's hard to get to him."
Quigg has suggested that number one Guillermo Rigondeaux and number two Santa Cruz are also on his shopping list this summer.
And of course Frampton came into the equation again, but the boy from Bury insists his promoter Eddie Hearn offered him the fight in March, only for 'The Jackal' to turn it down.
The same was said by the Northern Irishman on Ringside last week and he also laid into Quigg, calling him "robotic", "programmed as a fighter" and claimed his chin is a main weakness.
But the world champion warned he is better than Frampton thinks.
"To be honest I think I am a pretty good programmed fighter!," said Quigg. "He goes on about my main weakness being my chin.
"I've never been put down in sparring - unlike someone, who's been put down with head shots and body shots. I am talking about him!"
Quigg was put down twice early in his career but still won the fights and that he says, puts him up alongside another of the four current British world champions.
"Early on in my career I was basically learning on the job and I have put those mistakes right," he said.
"Look at Carl Froch. He was put down, so he gets back up and he goes on to win. Same here."