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Check-weight results – Both fighters re-hydrate inside limit

It has been confirmed that Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg will do battle to unify the IBF and WBA super bantamweight limit after both re-hydrated under the 132lbs IBF limit.

For the IBF belt to be n the line, both fighters had to re-hydrate less than ten pounds

The check-weight took place at around 9am this morning with Frampton coming in at around 131.6lbs whereas Quigg tipped the scales at 129.6lbs.

It was an eighth consecutive fight for Frampton to weigh-in under 132lbs on the morning of the bout. For Quigg, it was the Englishman’s first time to rehydrate less than ten pounds. Indeed the smaller amount of weight gained by Quigg seems odd considering the widespread consensus that he looked badly drained yesterday at the weigh-in.

The low amount of weight gained has lead to suggestions of inexperience on the Bury boxer’s part in terms of re-hydrating, and that this could leave him drained tonight at the Manchester Arena.

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