For Honour and Pride – Watch the fight that Frampton-Quigg is being likened to

You may have noticed that the Carl Frampton-Scott Quigg PPV showdown is one without a title.

Whereas Matchroom’s previous two PPV events have come with titles (‘Rule Britannia’ and ‘Bad Intentions’), Saturday’s clash at the Manchester Arena can generate interest purely from the names of the two headline fighters.

However, Quigg’s trainer Joe Gallagher has said on numerous occasions that he feels the bout should be labelled ‘For Honour and Pride’ as a homage to the 2000 fight between Mexican legends Erik Morales and Marco Antonio Barrera.

Firstly, it should be clarified that Gallagher is slightly mistaken and that ‘For Honour and Pride’ was actually the title of the pair’s second fight in 2002 – not their legendary first meeting in what was the Fight of the Year for 2000.

The battle between the two at the Mandalay Bay has gone down in history for it’s non-stop action and fan-friendly mesh of styles.

Therefore, it could perhaps be seen as a good omen that the more technically skilled fighter, Morales, won this bout (albeit via split decision) and unified the WBO and WBA super bantamweight titles.

Enjoy Morales v Barrera 1 below:

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