Cave calls out Quigg, Frampton
Despite a last-minute cancellation to what was expected to be his Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) debut on Friday night, Canadian boxer Tyson Cave still has his eye on the world champions in his division.
Cave, currently ranked fifth by the WBA and 15th by the IBF, was hoping a victory would catch the attention of the title-holders at super-bantamweight.
Never one to shy away from controversy, Cave has his sights set on two of the United Kingdom’s most celebrated champions.
“A win hopefully gets me closer to Carl Frampton,” Cave said prior to the cancellation. “Obviously, Scott Quigg isn't going to fight me because he's a bitch.”
When prompted to elaborate, Cave said, “He's a bitch, what else is there to say? I went down to $25,000 to fight him and he still wouldn't take the fight. That fight is worth $500,000 and I told him I'd do it for $25,000. I'd put that on my grandmother's grave. I still have the contract on the wall. That's how confident we are that we can beat him.”
The Canadian said that a deal to fight Leo Santa Cruz fell through as well, despite offering to take the fight for $75,000. Cave was confident a bout with Frampton could be worked out early in 2016, no matter what it takes.
“I'm going to harass him, I'm going to go to Ireland,” Cave said. “I'm going to show up to his gym. I'm going to show up at his girlfriend's house. I'm going to take his mother out for dinner. I'm going to fight Frampton, believe me.” [Editor's note: Cave might need to alter those travel plans - the married Frampton trains in Battersea, South London].
Cave (27-3, 10 KOs) claims he’ll fight for the IBO super-bantamweight title on 21 November in his hometown of Halifax, although the IBO has not confirmed that fight date. If things go as planned, it will be the first of numerous titles Cave fights for over the next year.