Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg will meet for the IBF and WBA World Super-Bantamweight titles at Manchester Arena on Saturday 27 February.
Carl Frampton v Scott Quigg
Sat, 27/02/16, 17:30
Victoria Station, M3 1ARMANCHESTER
Belfast most loved Frampton took the IBF crown from Kiko Martinez last September and has guarded the title twice this year, ceasing Chris Avalos in Belfast in February before an energizing presentation on US soil in May where he moved off the canvas twice in the opening round to crush Alejandro Gonzalez Jr. Frampton vs Quigg 2016
Cover pro Quigg’s rule as WBA champion started in October 2013 and the 27 year old has racked up five effective protections in that time, halting Martinez in his last trip in Manchester in July to take after wins over Diego Silva, Tshifhiwa Munyai, Stephane Jamoye and Hidenori Otake. Frampton vs Quigg 2016
Both warriors and their promoters communicated their enjoyment at setting up what guarantees to be the battle of the year.
“I’m charmed that we have at long last got this battle marked,” said Frampton. “This is the battle everybody has needed for quite a long time, none more so than myself. I’m the honest to goodness champion and I’m setting off to his lawn to protect my title since that is the thing that champions do. On February 27 the fans will discover who the genuine champion is, I’m going to win this battle in style.”
“I’ve at last got the battle I’ve needed for so long,” said Quigg. “February 27 will be the greatest night of my life. I’ve devoted my life to this game and I have never been more sure going into a battle, I know I will beat him in each division. This is an awesome battle for the game and I’m charmed to convey it to Manchester and bring together the division.”
“I am exceptionally satisfied that we have figured out how to get this battle made,” said Frampton’s administrator Barry McGuigan. “It will be a pivotal event for British and Irish boxing. This is the battle the fans have pined for and the one we have needed from the start. The environment will most likely be electric, however there is just going to be one champ on February 27, Carl ‘The Jackal’ Frampton!”
“Yes! Whatever I can say is yes – get in!” said Quigg’s promoter Eddie Hearn. “This is been diligent work yet justified regardless of consistently. I need to thank everybody included for their craving in making this battle happen and now we have an occasion that will go down ever. Two World champions, two awesome contenders crash at the Manchester Arena. Will you even envision the climate, the pressure, the show? This is what it’s about, move on battle night! Scott Quigg has all the energy going into the battle and will be delegated brought together World champion on February 27.