Ticket talk backfires on Gallagher as Frampton reveals he bought from the chippy

Carl Frampton had the perfect response to Joe Gallagher’s claim that he has been unable to sell his full allocation of tickets for tomorrow’s PPV showdown with Scott Quigg.

Quigg’s trainer had been referencing a handful of highly priced ringside/floor tickets that had been returned unsold by undercard fighters. Whether Gallagher knew that it was these tickets that had been returned rather than part of ‘The Jackal’s’ allocation is unclear.

Frampton cleared up any doubt at yesterday’s press conference and revealed that not only had he sold his entire batch of tickets, he also bought ten tickets from Scott Quigg’s famous chip shop.

The Belfast man explained that he bought ten £200 tickets for his friends by getting one of his mates to ring the Bury chipper and purchase the tickets under a pseudonym.

The episode left Team Quigg somewhat red-faced, and talk of ticket sales ceased on their side.

Afterwards, Barry McGuigan then offered proof that Belfast will be the city most highly represented in the Manchester Arena.

Plane loads of Frampton fans are due to arrive in Manchester throughout today and tomorrow, and it seems that the Manchester Arena will indeed be taken over by The Jackal Army as was promised by Team Frampton many months ago.

Photo Credit – Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish

Joe O'Neill

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