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Carl Frampton: Quigg fight means more than World titles

Carl Frampton believes that his fight on Saturday means more than just the two straps of leather that are up for grabs.

Indeed the Belfast man has been chasing Quigg since the Bury boxer was British champion and feels that the fight against his long-time rival is a career-defining clash.

Speaking today at the final pre-fight press conference, ‘The Jackal’ explained that the bout at the Manchester Arena means “more than World titles.”

Elaborating, the 29 year old described how “pride is on the line.”

“Bragging rights are up for grabs.”

As a boxer, Frampton has long-said that he is not just in the fight game to provide a comfortable future for his young family. The Tiger’s Bay native has always sought to prove himself as one of, if not the, best and noted that “reputation is a big thing, a big deal.”

It is an approach that shows Frampton’s love for the sport and his competitive nature.

It is certainly fair to say that should his hand be raised on Saturday night, it won’t be what is around his waist or in his bank balance that Frampton will celebrate – it will be the unshakable knowledge that he is a better boxer than Scott Quigg and that he has proven it in the ring.

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie