World champions Anthony Crolla and Jamie McDonnell will be joined by Liverpool’s Smith brothers in meeting the fans at the Manchester Arena from midday ahead of the weigh in for Saturday night’s blockbuster clash at the venue, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
Manchester favourite Crolla won the WBA World Lightweight crown in the Manchester Arena on a magical night in November, stopping Darleys Perez in the fifth round of their rematch to complete his fairy tale year.
WBA Bantamweight king McDonnell is in town to support his twin brother Gavin as he faces Jorge Sanchez for the WBC Silver Super-Bantamweight crown and World title eliminator as the chief support bout on Saturday. Jamie was one of Britain’s stand-out performers in 2015, twice travelling to Texas to defeat Japanese star Tomoki Kameda in World title clashes.
The Smith brothers – Callum, Stephen and Paul – are set for stellar years with Callum first up in a World title eliminator in April, Stephen preparing for his World title clash with Jose Pedraza while two-time World title challenger Paul is ready to get back into the exciting Super-Middleweight mix.
Carl Frampton MBE and Scott Quigg’s Super-Bantamweight showdown tops a massive night of action at the sold-out Manchester Arena, as Gavin McDonnell faces Jorge Sanchez for the WBC Silver Super-Bantamweight title and an official eliminator for the WBC World title, Marco McCullough faces Isaac Lowe for the vacant Featherweight title and Belfast’s Ryan Burnett takes on Frenchman Anthony Settoul for the vacant WBC International Bantamweight title.
Unbeaten Light-Heavyweights Hosea Burton and Miles Shinkwin clash for the vacant British title, unbeaten Flyweight talent Charlie Edwards meets Belfast’s Luke Wilton, while there’s action for Commonwealth gold medallists Josh Taylor and Scott Fitzgerald, Conrad Cummings and Marcus Morrison.
Frampton v Quigg is live on Sky Sports Box Office on Saturday 27 February. Buy now at skysports.com/framptonquigg