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Decent shout – How the bookies see Frampton-Quigg

It is often said that you will never meet a poor bookie, and gambling giants are, more often than not, an accurate way of judging the likelihood of outcomes in sports.

With that in mind, we take a look at the odds offered on the massive Carl Frampton-Scott Quigg showdown scheduled for February 27th at the Manchester Arena.

(Prices correct as of November 4th 2015).

Belfast’s Frampton is currently the favourite with all notable bookmakers. The IBF super bantamweight champion is best-priced at 8/13 with William Hill, Bet Victor, Bwin, and Stan James. ‘The Jackal’ is just 4/9 with Irish giant Paddy Power – no doubt influenced by patriotic bets put on by many of Frampton’s Irish fans.

Similarly, Paddy Power therefore offer the best odds on Scott Quigg, with the Englishman available at 7/4.

Odds on the draw are available at anywhere between 20/1 and 25/1.

These prices are sure to change as the fight draws closer, and it would seem likely that Quigg’s odds will change as a result of all the Sky Sports publicity – which, rightly or wrongly, suggests a 50:50 fight – that will no doubt intensify ahead of the bout.

Indeed, the Bury boxer was 2/1 in many places last week, so this effect has seemingly already began.

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