Carl Frampton has 'many flaws', says rival Scott Quigg

By Ben DirsBBC Sport
Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg
Carl Frampton is the IBF champion, while Quigg holds the WBA belt
Venue: Manchester Arena Date: Saturday 27 February Time: Ringwalk expected at 22:45 GMT
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Scott Quigg says he will capitalise on Carl Frampton's "many flaws" when they meet for the unified super-bantamweight world title in Manchester on Saturday.

Bury's Quigg will put his WBA belt on the line against Belfast's Frampton, the IBF champion, at Manchester Arena.

Both men are unbeaten, making it the most eagerly-anticipated domestic match-up for some time.

"I've got the better skills, I'm the better fighter and nobody lives like I do," Quigg, 27, told BBC Sport.

"People can say they are dedicated and focused - and they might be. But they don't come close to the way I live.

"I rate him very highly as a fighter. There are good things he does - he can punch, he can box, he didn't become world champion for nothing.

Head to head
Carl FramptonScott Quigg
BelfastHome townBury
5ft 5inHeight5ft 8in
21 fights, 21 wins (14 KOs)Pro record33 fights, 31 wins (23 KOs), two draws

"But he has many flaws. Some of them he showed in his last fight against Alejandro Gonzalez. And there are many more I can capitalise on."

Rivalry adds spice to fight - Frampton

Frampton, 29, was heavily favoured to beat Quigg before being knocked down twice by unheralded Mexican Gonzalez last July.

On the same day, Quigg demolished Kiko Martinez, who took Frampton the distance when they met the previous September.

"Me knocking out Kiko Martinez and him having a below-par performance against Gonzalez has built it even more," said Quigg, who has 31 wins and two draws from 33 pro fights.

"It's been talked about since I became British champion, building for four-and-a-half years.

"This is the biggest fight that either of us will ever be in and it is the perfect time for it to happen."

Frampton, who has 21 wins from as many fights, is a narrow favourite with the bookmakers.

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