Exclusive: Quigg cleared for Frampton unification, Rigondeaux named ‘Champion in Recess’

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Vice President Gilberto Mendoza has handed WBN a copy of the WBA resolution that states Guillermo Rigondeaux has officially been named ‘Champion in Recess’ to clear the way for Scott Quigg to unify the super bantamweight weight titles with IBF holder Carl Frampton.

Quigg needed ‘super’ status in order to be allowed a two-belt battle with Frampton early next year and Mendoza exclusively released the official documents to WBN on Friday.

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The news means an official announcement regarding the long-awaited Quigg v Frampton UK blockbuster can be made once all parties are in full agreement and sees the final hurdle potentially overcome.

Many fans have already been frantically booking hotels for February 27 in Manchester over the past 24 hours and will be hoping that the confirmation comes from Matchroom and Cyclone Promotions for that date as soon as possible.

Quigg and Frampton have been linked to a UK super-fighter for the past couple of years and have warranted interested in a contest on par with that of Amir Khan v Kell Brook.

The 122 pound battle will be the biggest fight on British soil since Carl Froch knocked out George Groves in front of 80,000 people at Wembley Stadium and is likely to be broadcast on Sky Sports Boxing Office HD.