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Frampton to meet Quigg on February 27

Photos: Esther Lin / CBS

Photos: Esther Lin / CBS

Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg will meet on Feb. 27, 2016, according to Matchroom Boxing, for the unified junior featherweight title in Manchester, England.

Frampton has defended his title twice this year, including a May clash with Alejandro Gonzalez, where he had to climb off the canvas twice in the opening round.  Quigg and defended his own title five times, stopping Martinez in his previous bout in July.

“I’m delighted that we have finally got this fight signed,” said Frampton. “This is the fight everyone has wanted for years, none more so than myself. I’m the legitimate champion and I’m going to his backyard to defend my title because that’s what champions do. On February 27 the fans will find out who the real champion is, I’m going to win this fight in style.”

“I’ve finally got the fight I’ve wanted for so long,” said Quigg. “February 27 will be the best night of my life. I’ve dedicated my life to this sport and I have never been more confident going into a fight, I know I will beat him in every department. This is a great fight for the sport and I’m delighted to bring it to Manchester and unify the division.”

Tickets for the fight, that will take place at the Manchester Arena, will go on sale at a later date.

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