Battered Scott Quigg tweets picture after broken jaw surgery as he vows to return from Frampton defeat
Defeated Scott Quigg is recovering after undergoing surgery for a broken jaw he suffered at the hands of Belfast boxer Carl Frampton.
The Bury man had his jaw broken during the fourth round of the long-awaited world title unification super-bantamweight clash with Frampton in Manchester Arena on Saturday night.
The fight went the distance of 12 rounds with The Jackal winning on points following a split decision from the judges.
The fierce rivalry between the pair reached fever-pitch last week as tensions rose in heated clashes at the final Press conference and the weigh-in.
Manchester was flooded with fans from Northern Ireland supporting The Jackal in the days leading up to the clash and they cheered him to victory in unifying the IBF and WBA super-bantamweight titles.
After the fight Frampton and his team visited Quigg's dressing room where they were joined by Wayne Rooney - the fighters embraced and wished each other well.
As The Jackal returned victorious to Belfast to a hero's welcome with the IBF and WBA belts - Quigg was scheduling a trip to hospital.
Frampton tweeted wishing him well in his recovery as he returned to Northern Ireland to find Belfast's City Hall lit up in green and white - the colours of his beloved Northern Ireland football team.
Quigg took to Twitter with a picture of his swollen jaw saying: "Very sore but a very successful operation..can't thank you enough for all the support. I will be back soon."
Meanwhile it was back to "normality" for Frampton who was enjoying being back home.
He tweeted: "Home sweet home. Bedtime story for my little girl and school run tomorrow. Back to normality."
Belfast Telegraph Digital