IBF 122-pound champion Carl Frampton weighed-in at 121.6 pounds and WBA titlist Scott Quigg measured 121.5 pounds in front of a packed crowd at Manchester Arena on Friday for their long-awaited super bantamweight unification this Saturday, Feb. 27, live on SHO EXTREME at 5:30 p.m. ET/PT.
“I am better than him,” said Frampton (21-0, 14 KOs), of Belfast, Ireland, who blew a kiss to his rival before breaking away from the stare-down. “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.”
“I respect him as a fighter, but the best Carl Frampton can’t touch the best Scott Quigg,” said Quigg (32-0-2, 23 KOs), of Lancashire, United Kingdom.
The SHOWTIME BOXING INTERNATIONAL® offering of the Sky Sports telecast will feature analysis from SHOWTIME Sports® host Barry Tompkins, analyst Steve Farhood and special guest and WBA Middleweight World Champion Daniel Jacobs. An encore presentation of the bout will air on SHOWTIME® immediately following Saturday’s live SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® telecast headlined by three-division world champion Leo Santa Cruz and former titlist Kiko Martinez. The SHOWTIME telecast begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.