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Donaire-Quigg still possible

FIVE-DIVISION world champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire is still in the picture for a possible title fight against World Boxing Association champion Scott Quigg, according to Sky Sports in London.

At the same time, Donaire’s manager Cameron Dunkin and Top Rank promoter Bob Arum have virtually given up on making the title, with Arum claiming that Quigg was asking for too much money, even though Donaire has told Arum not to worry too much about his purse because he wants the fight.

Dunkin informed The Standard/boxingmirror.com that he is working on a possible clash for the vacant World Boxing Organization title between Donaire, who is ranked No. 2, and the No. 1-ranked Cesar Juarez of Mexico.

Sky Sports reported that while new issues have cropped up in the negotiations to finalize a title showdown between Quigg and International Boxing Federation champion Carl Frampton, Donaire had been lined up as an alternative opponent for Quigg, who opted not to defend his World Boxing Association title in November, while negotiations continue, and Frampton is yet to decide on a possible clash with mandatory challenger Shingo Wake.”

Quigg’s manager Eddie Hearn when asked about the remaining obstacles for the fight, told Sky Sports: “We are slowly jumping over them, but it doesn’t mean we are there. But there is certainly a desire from both sides to make this fight happen. Originally Carl stated he would be happy to take a 60-40 split in Manchester, but now they have said it has to be a neutral venue.”

Meantime, manager Barry McGuigan, who handles Frampton’s career with his sons, had been non-committal about the Quigg fight, but Hearn remains optimistic about an agreement.

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