Scott Quigg: Manchester fans outshone Frampton fans at weigh-in

Scott Quigg feels that his supporters were the ones making the most noise at today’s weigh-in for his PPV World title unification with Carl Frampton.

The Bury boxer and his Belfast counterpart weighed-in in front of a crowd of around 5,000 at the Manchester Arena this afternoon, and Quigg believes it was his supporters that came out on top in the battle of the fans.

Speaking to Sky Sports afterwards, Quigg rubbished Frampton’s claims that Manchester would feel like Belfast and commented that “he said he was going to come over and take over and his fans would outshine us.”

“The reception I got showed he’s in my city now and that’s it. It’s here now.”

irish-boxing.com were at the weigh-in today and we felt that the atmospheres generated by both sets of fans were around equal, if not slightly louder from the Frampton faithful. However the addition of a brass band and drummers certainly helped Quigg’s claim and was a welcome addition.

Both boxers were booed by opposing fans, although the band did somewhat drown out any Belfast naysayers.

It should be noted though that plane loads of Frampton fans are continuing to arrive in Manchester throughout today and tomorrow and that this could tip the scales definitively in ‘The Jackal’s favour tomorrow.

For comparison, the below video (courtesy of Sporting Life) shows the noise made by both sets of fans at the culmination of the face-off:

Joe O'Neill

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