Carl Frampton vs Scott Quigg Preview February 27th
There’s a huge world title unification bout over in the UK this Saturday, February 27th when Carl Frampton of Ireland takes on England’s Scott Quigg at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. Frampton’s IBF Super Bantamweight title will be on the line along with Quigg’s WBA belt. The 12-round bout between the pair of unbeaten boxers can be seen live on Sky Box Office in Britain. American fans can catch the action live on Showtime and the fight will also be replayed later that night during the telecast of the Leo Santa Cruz vs Kiko Martinez contest on Showtime. The winners of the two bouts are expected to meet sometime later this year.
Frampton vs Quigg Betting Odds
Here are the winner odds from online sportsbook 5dimes.eu
- Scott Quigg +155
- Carl Frampton -175
The 28-year-old Frampton enters the ring with a perfect record of 21-0 with 14 Kos to his name. He’s fought 115 rounds since turning pro in 2009. He stands 5-feet-5-inches tall and has a 62-inch reach. The 27-year-old Quigg is 31-0-2 with 23 Kos and has a three-inch height advantage at 5-foot-8, but his reach is unlisted. He turned pro back in 2007 and has fought 147 rounds since then. Frampton’s last fight was against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr last July and he beat him by a 12-round unanimous decision in El Paso, Texas. Quigg last fought in July as well and he stopped former world champ Kiko Martinez in the second round.
Quigg is a solid puncher and currently owns a 70 per cent knockout ratio while Frampton’s stands at 67 percent. Most North American fans won’t be familiar with Quigg’s list of opponents other than Martinez as they’ve mainly been from Europe or Asia. The same can probably be said about Frampton, although he did beat former world champ Steve Molitor of Canada. Quigg’s draws were against Yoandris Salinas in 2013 and Rendall Munroe a year earlier.
There’s been a lot of trash talk in Britain between the boxers’ camps leading up to this fight and it’s being highly anticipated by the fans and media. Quigg underwent hand surgery in the past, but it didn’t show in his quick stoppage of Martinez. Frampton also has power and a solid chin, however he was dropped early by Gonzalez in El Paso early in their fight last summer. Emotions will be running high once the bell rings, but they both need to keep their composure and go about business as usual.
Frampton is a solid boxer with a good arsenal of punches and isn’t one to lose his concentration in the ring. He’s quite accurate with his shots and doesn’t waste many of them and uses his jab to set up straight right hands and left hooks. He’s comfortable leading the way or counterpunching and has a pretty solid chin. Quigg has more power on paper with a better knockout percentage, but it might not hold true in the ring. Quigg should try to use his height advantage and keep his fellow champ on the outside if possible. This is a close one to call with a lot at stake, but Frampton appears to be the more complete boxer at the moment and should leave the ring with both sets of belts.
This fight should be close enough to justify betting on the underdog Quigg
Play: Frampton -175 @ 5dimes.eu
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