Weigh-in result: Carl Frampton 121.75 Scott Quigg 121.5
Both Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg have made weight for their blockbuster junior featherweight unification fight which takes place on Saturday in Manchester, England.
Frampton, THE RING No. 3 and IBF titleholder at 122 pounds, weighed 121.75 and Quigg, THE RING No. 2 and WBA champion, was 121.5.
Frampton (21-0, 14 KOs) is coming off a disappointing unanimous decision win over Alejandro Gonzalez Jr. in El Paso, Texas, during which he was dropped twice in the first round.
Quigg (31-0-2, 23 KOs) by contrast destroyed former IBF world titleholder Kiko Martinez in two rounds that very same July night and, as a result, is the man on form.
Prior outings are likely to be irrelevant though as this is the biggest fight of their respective careers and, as expected, both looked to be in excellent fighting shape.
“I’m excited,” said Frampton. “This fight has been five years in the making and it’s the first rivalry of my career. This was the longest training camp I’ve ever had and I made weight easily. I win the fight because I’m better than him.”
Quigg responded, “The fight is here now and I’ll do the talking with these (fists). He’s getting knocked out.”
Tom Gray is a member of the British Boxing Writers’ Association and has contributed to various publications. Follow him on Twitter: @Tom_Gray_Boxing