Scott Quigg and Carl Frampton signed a contract live on Sky Sports on Monday to finally confirm that they will face off in the ring.
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The pair will meet in Manchester on February 27, 2016, and it will see Frampton put his IBF super-bantamweight title on the line while Quigg will defend his WBA crown.
Both camps have had plenty to say over the last year or so with regards to why this fight hasn’t been able to take place. However, the two promotional companies, headed by Eddie Hearn and Barry McGuigan, have finally been able to reach an agreement.
The excitement over the bout has been evident on social media sites in the immediate aftermath of the announcement, and this is certainly one of the grudge matches that UK and Irish boxing fans have been calling for for some time.
Quigg (31-0-1, 23 KOs) was delighted to get the deal done and insisted that although he didn’t have any ill-feeling towards his opponent and respects him, he would be going into the ring next year “looking to take his head off”, as reported by Sky Sports.
However, Frampton (21-0, 14 KOs) naturally insisted that that wouldn’t happen, and is confident despite the fact that he has travel to his rival’s ‘backyard’.
The pair are expected to go on a three-city promotional tour in the coming months, and it all promises to build up nicely to settling the question as to who would win a scrap between them.