Frampton v Quigg: Where will it sit among the best all-British fights?

Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg
Frampton and Quigg will unify the WBA and IBF super-bantamweight titles
Scott Quigg v Carl Frampton
Venue: Manchester Arena Date: Saturday, 27 February Time: Ringwalk expected at 22:45 GMT
Coverage: Listen to live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and follow live text updates on the BBC Sport website and app.

Two home-grown fighters, two world titles on the line and a sell-out crowd - all the ingredients needed for a "Battle of Britain".

But when the dust settles where will Scott Quigg's fight with Carl Frampton at Manchester Arena on Saturday rank in the pantheon of all-British bouts?

BBC Sport takes a look at the best of British over the years.

Henry Cooper v Joe Bugner (16 May 1971)

Henry Cooper v Joe Bugner
Cooper retired after the defeat to Bugner at Wembley Arena

Cooper's British, European and Commonwealth titles were on the line against the younger Bugner.

Cooper had looked to have successfully defended those belts but the fight was awarded to Bugner, who won the 15-round bout by a quarter of a point.

WATCH: The man who beat Frampton and Quigg.

Nigel Benn v Chris Eubank I (18 November 1990 )

Chris Eubank and Nigel Benn
Benn-Eubank is now considered to be British boxing's greatest rivalry

Benn put his WBO middleweight belt on the line to face Eubank at Birmingham's NEC.

A brutal encounter ended when Eubank stopped Benn four seconds from the end of the ninth round.

Referee Richard Steele later said: "This was the most dramatic fight I've ever refereed."

Lennox Lewis v Frank Bruno (1 October 1993)

Lennox Lewis v Frank Bruno 1993
Known as the "Battle of Britain", Lewis and Bruno faced each other at Cardiff Arms Park

The fight was the first time that two British boxers had faced each other for the world heavyweight title.

On the line was Lewis' WBC heavyweight title and the build-up was dominated by Bruno questioning how British Lewis was. Lewis had won Olympic gold for Canada as an amateur.

Lewis went on to win the fight in the seventh round by technical knockout.

READ: Scott Quigg on dropping out and winning

Benn v Eubank II (9 October 1993)

Chris Eubank and Nigel Benn
The rematch billed as "Judgement Day". was held at Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium in front of a crowd of 42,000

Benn had won the WBC super-middleweight title and with Eubank's WBO middleweight crown also on the line, the fight became a unification showdown.

The fight ended in a draw with scores of 115-113 Eubank, 113-115 Benn, and 114-114, and both fighters kept hold of their titles.

It was one of the most watched fights of all-time, with 16m tuning in on television.

David Haye v Derek Chisora (14 July 2012)

David Haye v Derek Chisora
The pair fought in front of 30,000 fans at West Ham's Upton Park

The rivalry began when Haye and Chisora brawled at a news conference in Germany, following Chisora's WBC heavyweight title loss to Vitali Klitschko.

That set up a widely hyped grudge match, which was sanctioned by the Luxembourg Boxing Board, after the British Boxing Board of Control refused to legitimise the fight.

Haye defeated Dereck Chisora with a fifth-round knockout.

READ: Quigg and Frampton's rivalry.

Carl Froch v George Groves (31 May 2014)

carl Froch and george groves
A record crowd of 80,000 watched the Froch-Groves rematch at Wembley Stadium

Froch beat Groves with a controversial stoppage in the ninth round in Manchester in November 2013, to retain his WBA and IBF super-middleweight titles.

With the titles on the line again at Wembley for the rematch, the Nottingham fighter knocked out Groves with a huge right hand in the eighth round.


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