Scott Quigg v Carl Frampton: Northern Ireland fighter can’t touch me says Bury’s Quigg

Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg weigh in. Picture by LAWRENCE LUSTIG

Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg weigh in. Picture by LAWRENCE LUSTIG

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Scott Quigg is confident of victory in his super-bantamweight unification fight against Carl Frampton.

The two undefeated British world champions meet in Manchester tonight to contest Frampton’s IBF belt and Quigg’s WBA crown.

I respect him as a fighter, but the best Carl Frampton can’t touch the best Scott Quigg

SCOTT QUIGG

Quigg, from Bury, said: “I respect him as a fighter, but the best Carl Frampton can’t touch the best Scott Quigg.

“This means everything to me. This is my moment of destiny, and believe me, I will win this fight. There’s nothing that can stop me”

Belfast-born Frampton engaged in over a minute of staring with his opponent after yesterday’s weigh-in before blowing a kiss.

“This is the only real rivalry I’ve had in my career, it’s been five years brewing and brewing, and getting bigger all the time,” Frampton said.

“I am better than him. I have the power to knock him out, from the first round to the last round, and I’ve also got the boxing brain to comprehensively beat him on points.”

Quigg, 27, was excellent at the same venue in his last fight in July as he beat Spain’s Kiko Martinez inside two rounds to take his record to 33 fights, 31 wins (23 KOs), two draws.

At the same time, 29-year-old Frampton – who has been widely seen as the narrow favourite – overcame Mexican Alejandro Gonzalez Jr in Texas on points after being knocked down twice early on.