AFTER defending his IBF super-bantamweight crown twice this year, Carl Frampton isn’t expected to fight again until 2016.

“We have a number of options on the table and we have our mandatory, Shingo Wake, a good fighter, southpaw, a tall, rangy southpaw, tough as hell,” said Frampton’s manager Barry McGuigan. “Then of course there’s the Quigg fight. I think the ball is back in their court. We told them it wouldn’t be a unification. They don’t recognise him as being number one in the division in the WBA therefore it’s not going to be getting the unification tag. It’s a voluntary defence for Carl. I’m sure the IBF will rate him but he’ll have to vacate that title.”

“The decision will be imminent,” Barry continued. “It’s a stand alone pay-per-view. It’ll be embellished with lots of others if it happens.”

London would be the most likely location for Frampton-Quigg. “I think that’s the fairest place to have it. We’re six hundred miles away from where we live, he’s about 250. I think it’s the fairest. It would be unfair for us to have to travel to Manchester. The bottom line is we have the valid title, it’ll be for our title, we’re coming to England, we’d expect it to be a neutral venue.”

If the Quigg fight cannot be made, Frampton’s team are also looking at options to box again in America.