Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg will meet to unify their alphabet super bantamweight titles at the Manchester Arena on Saturday February 27 2016.
The eagerly anticipated showdown between the British rivals was announced live on Sky Sports News this afternoon with the pair prepared to put titles, unbeaten records and bragging rights on the line in what promises to be an exciting clash.
Belfast favourite Frampton, rated number one contender here at Pro Boxing Fans, took his alphabet crown from Kiko Martinez last September and has defended the title twice this year, stopping Chris Avalos in Belfast in February before an exciting debut on US soil in May where he climbed off the canvas twice in the opening round to defeat Alejandro Gonzalez Jr.
Bury ace Quigg, rated number as Pro Boxing Fans’ number two contender, began his alphabet reign in October 2013 and the 27 year-old has racked up five successful defences in that time, stopping Martinez in his last outing in Manchester in July to follow wins over the likes of Tshifhiwa Munyai and Stephane Jamoye.
Both fighters expressed their delight at setting up what promises to be a fight of the year contender.
“I’m delighted that we have finally got this fight signed,” said Frampton. “This is the fight everyone has wanted for years, none more so than myself. I’m the legitimate champion and I’m going to his backyard to defend my title because that’s what champions do.
On February 27 the fans will find out who the real champion is, I’m going to win this fight in style.”
“I’ve finally got the fight I’ve wanted for so long,” said Quigg. “February 27 will be the best night of my life. I’ve dedicated my life to this sport and I have never been more confident going into a fight, I know I will beat him in every department.
This is a great fight for the sport and I’m delighted to bring it to Manchester and unify the division.”