After months of speculation, Carl Frampton (21-0, 14KO) and Scott Quigg (31-0-1, 23KO) are set to meet 2-27-16 in Manchester. Both fighters signed their contracts for the upcoming unification bout live on Sky Sports News HQ Monday morning.
Fight fans were beginning to see a familiar pattern of promoters, networks, and contracts getting in the way of fights they crave to see. That worry was put to rest when the two stars from the UK.
came together for the chance to showcase their respective skills to a worldwide audience. Make no mistake about it, this fight is huge in the UK and will be big in determining a top dog in the 122-pound division since Guillermo Rigondeaux has been stripped of his titles for inactivity.
Frampton will be going to Quigg’s hometown to defend his 122 pound IBF title, but Frampton has no worries and felt very confident about fighting in Manchester when talking with Sky Sports after contracts were signed. “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.”
Quigg was also elated at the opportunity to show that he is the best UK fighter in the super-bantamweight division. “I’ve finally got the fight I’ve wanted for so long – February 27 will be the best night of my life,” he told Sky Sports. “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.”