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Carl Frampton promises to dish out a lesson to Scott Quigg

By Frank Brownlow

Carl Frampton has vowed to introduce Scott Quigg to the pain game when the pair clash in their world super bantamweight unification showdown in Manchester on Saturday week.

The Belfast fighter last night pledged to painfully expose Quigg's lack of boxing intelligence.

Frampton's IBF belt and the 27-year-old Bury boxer's WBA strap are on the line as the undefeated pair meet in an eagerly-anticipated Battle of Britain at a sold-out Manchester Arena.

Frampton (pictured) has promised to exploit what he describes as weaknesses in Quigg's ringcraft.

"His lack of intelligence outside of the ring reflects on how he fights inside the ring," the 28-year-old said.

Read more: Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg come face-to-face in Sky Sports war of words this weekend

"He has that down as one of his strengths but I have it down as one of his weaknesses.

"I think he is a very fit guy who trains very, very hard. He's determined, he can punch hard but he hasn't shown he has a boxing brain in any of his fights yet from what I have seen.

"I don't think he can adapt and his ring intelligence isn't great. In the fight he drew against Yoandris Salinas, the only reason he drew is because the Cuban ran out of gas in the last six rounds. But Scott couldn't figure him out and didn't know how to deal with him. He kept doing the same thing until the Cuban ran out of gas."

Meanwhile, it was confirmed last night that Anthony Joshua will meet Charles Martin for the IBF world heavyweight title at London's O2 Arena on April 9.

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