Belfast's Carl Frampton and Manchester fighter Scott Quigg finally collide in February, with both putting their super-bantamweight world titles on the line.
Following many months of speculation and previously failed negotiations, Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg finally agreed on a date in which to stage their highly-awaited super-bantamweight unification fight.
Belfast’s Frampton (21-0, 14 KOs) will put his IBF world super-bantamweight title up against Quigg’s WBA belt at the Manchester Arena on February 27th, when he will enter the contest as the odds-on 8/15 favourite with Coral for victory.
‘The Jackal’ may have had to pick himself from the canvas twice in the opening round of his American debut against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr, but showed true class and resilience to ultimately outpoint his rival in El Paso, Texas.
Now, with the biggest fight of his career swiftly approaching, Frampton is a best-priced 6/4 with bet365 to score another judges’ decision on Quigg’s home patch in Lancashire, where he believes he will have immense support on top of his travelling fans.
“Roll on February 27th in Manchester, where I will comprehensively beat Scott Quigg,” stated Frampton.
“I know for a fact, I’m happy to be flippant about it here, that I’m going to have more support in the arena than Quigg will on the night. I’m getting a lot of support from people from all over England; it’s incredible.
“This isn’t Ireland against England, this is Belfast, Northern Ireland, Ireland and the rest of the UK against Bury, Manchester. It’s going to make for an incredible atmosphere. It will be interesting to see how he deals with that; a home fighter getting a worse reception than me.”
Part of the agreement during fight negotiations was that both world champions’ fans would be allocated a fair share of tickets at the famous Manchester venue, and Frampton will be gunning for further glory in front of plenty of passionate Irish supporters.
The 28-year-old is undefeated in his career so far and, under the guidance of legend Barry McGuigan and the coaching of his son Shane, Frampton is seeking to continue his unblemished record with another clinical performance.
Ireland’s IBF title-holder also outpointed Spaniard Kiko Martinez over 12 rounds to claim his current world strap, before dispatching Chris Avalos in Belfast, and if you fancy another early stoppage over Quigg, Betfred offer the best odds of 11/4 on such an outcome.