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Frampton has some praise for Scott Quigg and expects hostile reception

Frampton has asked Scott Quigg how it will feel to be booed on his home turf come February 27.

The IBF Champion looks set to have the majority of support in the Manchester Arena when the pair trade leather live on Sky Sports PPV, especially considering Quigg is not a noted ticket seller, and is confident ‘The Jackal’ army will bring the noise.

However, the undefeated Belfast fighter is still expecting somewhat of a hostile reception during fight week in Manchester.

I’m going to Manchester, his back yard and there’ll be hostility,” said Frampton. 

The Cyclone Promotions super bantamweight has also continuously expressed his confidence ahead of the bout and while he has expressed his dislike for Quigg teams he has been complimentary of the fighter himself.

Indeed, the 28 year old World champion admits Quigg will provide him with the toughest test of his career to date. However, it’s a test Irish boxing’s leading light is confident he will pass.

 “Scott Quigg is an excellent fighter but I believe me at my best and Quigg at his best, I believe I win the fight. That’s the logic I’m going with so it’s about how I perform on the night. I’ll be ready.

“It’s closer than it’s ever been according to the bookies but I know what I have to do. There are things that happen in the gym that stay behind closed doors.

“I spar big guys but I’ve had smaller, faster guys in too and similar to how we think Quigg will fight.

“He’s very dedicated and very proud.  Quigg is better than anyone I’ve faced yet and I’ll step up again. You haven’t seen the best of me.”


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