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Sky Sports pundit picking Frampton to beat Quigg

Scott Quigg may be a Sky Sports fighter, but Sky Sports pundit Johnny Nelson believes that he will lose when he finally faces Carl Frampton.

The pair clash at the Manchester Arena on February 27th after years of anticipation and months of negotiation – and Nelson believes that the Belfast man will have his hand raised in victory after a close fight at the 20,000-capacity venue.

Indeed he had no problems giving his prediction to Bury boxer Quigg – although he admitted that he hopes he is wrong and that the Matchroom fighter emerges victorious.

The former WBO cruiser champ also reiterated this opinion when quizzed by fans during a social media Q&A:

In recent times, both due to improvements in Quigg and the pair’s contrasting performances on July 18th, many have argued that the fight is a much closer match-up than in previous years. Nevertheless, the Sky Sports man is sticking to his original puck

Nelson’s views echo those of another Sky pundit, and contradict those of another.

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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