Hearn and McGuigan gear up for massive showdown

Fans are all eagerly awaiting Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg’s super bantamweight title fight on February 27th at the Manchester Arena, but it is not just the 122lb pair that are going head-to-head.

There is a degree of bad blood between the duo’s respective promoters, Barry McGuigan and Eddie Hearn, and after arriving at something of a stalemate in the negotiations, with both having to concede ground in certain areas, the pair will both be wrestling for supremacy on the February 27th co-promotion.

Indeed it won’t be just in the headline fight, with Hearn revealing that he hopes to pit his Matchroom fighters against some of the Cyclone stable.

After the confirmation of the fight on Monday evening, the pot began to simmer, with both backing their respective fighters.

“I am very pleased that we have managed to get this fight made,” said Frampton’s manager Barry McGuigan. “It will be a momentous occasion for British and Irish boxing. This is the fight the fans have craved and the one we have wanted all along. The atmosphere will no doubt be electric, but there is only going to be one winner on February 27, Carl ‘The Jackal’ Frampton!”

“Yes! All I can say is yes – get in!” said Quigg’s promoter Eddie Hearn. “This is been hard work but worth every second. I want to thank everyone involved for their desire in making this fight happen and now we have an event that will go down in the history of the sport. Two World champions, two fantastic fighters collide at the Manchester Arena. Can you even imagine the atmosphere, the tension, the drama? This is what it’s all about, roll on fight night! Scott Quigg has all the momentum going into the fight and will be crowned unified World champion on February 27.”


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