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Frampton: They will boo Quigg in Manchester

Belfast fighter confident travelling Irish fans will make unification bout feel like a home fight.

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BELFAST’S CARL FRAMPTON has promised Scott Quigg a miserable night on February 27 in their title unification bout.

Frampton insists he will knock out Quigg who he warns will be booed in his home city.

The 28-year-old expects his compatriots to travel across the Irish Sea in their droves to lend their support to the unbeaten champion (21-0-0, 14 KO).

IBF super-bantamweight champ Frampton and WBA titleholder Quigg had their first head-to-head press conference in London today ahead of the bout in three months’ time.

“A lot of people want to watch this fight and so he may get a bit of a fan base off that, but he is not a huge draw.

“I don’t know what it’s going to be like for him to be standing on the ramp in Manchester, his home city, and getting booed.”

“It would have been a shame if it didn’t happen. It had to happen for boxing.

“I have always said I would fight him in Manchester. I think I can knock him out and I probably will later on.”

The press conference was a tense affair and Frampton couldn’t help having a pop at Quigg over his WBA belt, which previously belonged to Guillermo Rigondeaux before the Cuban was reclassified as a “champion in recess” due to his inactivity.

 

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“This is the fight everyone has wanted for years, none more so than myself. On February 27 the fans will find out who the real champion is, I’m going to win this fight in style.”

“I’m over the moon. I’ve been after this guy for about four years now. It’s done now and I can’t wait to get going, I can’t wait for the build-up. It’s going to be great.”

Promoters for the bout expect tickets – priced between £40 and £800 (€57-1150) – to sell out in record time. Tickets will go on sale on Friday at 9am.

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