Quigg and Frampton to Unify Titles

By Robert Ecksel on November 3, 2015
Quigg and Frampton to Unify Titles
“I’ve dedicated my life to this sport. I have never been more confident going into a fight.”

Rigo’s banishment to boxing’s version of Siberia has paved the way for a unification between two undefeated champions…

Guillermo Rigondeaux’s banishment to boxing’s version of Siberia has paved the way for a unification between two undefeated champions.

On Saturday, February 27, 2015, at Manchester Arena in Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom, WBA World super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (30-0-2, 23 KOs), from Bury, Lancashire, UK, gets it on with IBF World super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton (21-0, 14 KOs), from Belfast, Northern Ireland.

After much dithering, due to the sport’s politics, the fight was announced yesterday after tireless negotiations between Eddie Hearn and Barry McGuigan.

Given the two fighters contrasting styles, this fight should be a good one as Quigg’s heavy hands go up against Frampton’s boxing prowess.

Quigg won the interim WBA title in 2012 and won the legitimate title a year later. He has defended the title four times, most recently against former champion Kiko Martinez, who he iced in two rounds.

Frampton won his title last year against the same Kiko Martinez in a one-sided UD in Belfast. The Irishman twice defended his belt, including a tougher than expected defense against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr. in El Paso, Texas, in his US debut.

“I’ve finally got the fight I’ve wanted for so long,” said Quigg. “February 27 will be the best night of my life. I’ve dedicated my life to this sport and I have never been more confident going into a fight, I know I will beat him in every department. This is a great fight for the sport and I’m delighted to bring it to Manchester and unify the division.”

Carl Frampton is no less enthusiastic about the fight than Quigg.

“I’m delighted that we have finally got this fight signed,” he said. “This is the fight everyone has wanted for years, none more so than myself. I’m the legitimate champion and I’m going to his backyard to defend my title because that’s what champions do. On February 27 the fans will find out who the real champion is. I’m going to win this fight in style.”

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  1. Irish Frankie Crawford Beat Saijo aka Gimpel 02:29pm, 11/03/2015

    Based on their last fights, it looks like Quigg is the favorite here. I say if Quigg were in El Paso that night he would have found Alejandro Gonzalez"tougher than expected” as well….maybe tougher. Gonzalez was in his backyard and he was balls to the wall…add to that Carl fought a really stupid fight.

  2. The Tache 11:33am, 11/03/2015

    Now we’re talking. I’ve been waiting for this one to be agreed for months and really hope it turns out to be the barnburner I expect.

    Should be a tasty atmosphere in the arena, just hope they put something half decent on the undercard too, as I’m tight and would like some extra value for my PPV £‘s!!

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