Carl Frampton v Scott Quigg - Frampton: I'm going to win, that's it
Tickets priced between £40 and £800 expected to sell out in record time
Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg exchanged verbal blows today as the rivals clashed in Belfast ahead of their world title unification fight in February.
The Europa Hotel Belfast was the last stop on their three-day press tour for the eagerly anticipated fight at the beginning of next year.
The session was open to the public and hundreds of fans poured into the Europa Belfast to catch a glimpse at the boxers at 1pm.
Chants of "there's only one Carl Frampton" were deafening as the Belfast World Champion entered the room in the city centre -
while taunts of "Who are ya" were shouted at his rival Quigg.
Quigg's manager Eddie Hearn turned the taunts back on to the strong crowd saying: "Your man is getting knocked out."
As Frampton's manager Barry McGuigan took the microphone he thanked the crowd for their response so far.
He said: "Thank you everybody for showing Eddie Hearn that Carl is the real champion."
As Quigg attempted to speak - he was drowned out at one stage by the crowd - at this stage Carl held up a sign over his face which read: "Real champion' as Quigg tried to speak over heckling.
He said: "I will take Carl Frampton out."
The heated press conference ended with Quigg declaring: "I'll win by KO."
To which Carl replied: "I'm gong to win, that's it."
Tickets for the world title unification clash will go on sale on Friday at 9am.
Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph Carl said: "I'm going to win, simple as, because I'm better than him in every single department.
"He's a good fighter but in every department I'm better."
When asked what was said when the fighters were face-to-face Carl said the verbal jostling has been worse before.
He said: "I cant remember, it wasn't too bad. It's been worse before.
"He just kept repeating himself, saying I'm going to knock you out."
Manager Barry McGuigan added: "I just think Carl is better in every department. I know and I'm putting my reputation on the line on the 27th February Carl Frampton is going to beat this guy up and if he comes in and engages with Carl, Carl will knock him out."
Both camps had been locked in talks about the showdown between Belfast's boxer the Jackal who is the IBF super bantamweight champion and England's Quigg the WBA's regular super bantamweight champion.
Monday kicked off the promotional tour for the February 27 fight.
Organisers said: "Frampton and Quigg have been on a collision course for years and finally meet in the ring on February 27 2016 – and tickets are set to be snapped up in record time this Friday."
Tickets for the night are priced at £40, £60, £80, £100, £150, £200, £300, £400 and £500 (plus booking fees) available from www.manchester-arena.com or by calling 0844 847 8000 or via www.ticketmaster.ie
VIP tickets priced at £800 are available from www.matchroomboxing.com or www.cyclonepromotions.com.
After months of speculation the deal was finalised live on Sky Sports News with both boxers signing in the company of their respective promoters Eddie Hearn and Barry McGuigan.
The deal had previously been halted by financial and venue disagreements.
Frampton said: "I'm delighted that we have finally got this fight signed.
"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'm over the moon. I've been after this guy for about four years now. It's done now and I can't wait to get going, I can't wait for the build up. It's going to be great."
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