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Carl Frampton v Scott Quigg - Belfast date of press tour announced and ticket sales

Tickets go on sale November 20

By Claire Williamson

Published 13/11/2015

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas
Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Ivan Pierre Aguirre / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Christine Frampton watches the fight Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Ivan Pierre Aguirre / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Ivan Pierre Aguirre / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Conrad Cummings v Oscar Riojas at the Don Haskins Centre, El Paso Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Conrad Cummings v Oscar Riojas at the Don Haskins Centre, El Paso Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 - Josh Taylor v Archie Weah at the Don Haskins Centre, El Paso Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Josh Taylor v Archie Weah at the Don Haskins Centre, El Paso Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 -
Josh Taylor v Archie Weah at the Don Haskins Centre, El Paso Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 -
Josh Taylor v Archie Weah at the Don Haskins Centre, El Paso Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 -
Conrad Cummings v Oscar Riojas at the Don Haskins Centre, El Paso Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 -
Conrad Cummings v Oscar Riojas at the Don Haskins Centre, El Paso Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015
Josh Taylor v Archie Weah at the Don Haskins Centre, El Paso Josh Taylor with Shane McGuigan Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Josh Taylor v Archie Weah at the Don Haskins Centre, El Paso Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 -
Josh Taylor v Archie Weah at the Don Haskins Centre, El Paso Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th July 2015 -
Champion Carl Frampton and Alejandro Gonzalez weigh in for the IBF Championship fight
Champion Carl Frampton and Alejandro Gonzalez weigh in for the IBF Championship fight
Champion Carl Frampton and Alejandro Gonzalez weigh in for the IBF Championship fight
Champion Carl Frampton and Alejandro Gonzalez weigh in for the IBF Championship fight
Carl Frampton weighs in on Friday in preparation for upcoming IBF Championship fight against Alejandro Gonzalez, Jr. in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 1t6h July 2015 - Christine Frampton, wife of Carl Frampton during a press conference held in El Paso, Texas at the Don Haskins Center Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th July 2015 - Boxer Carl Frampton spoke to the media during a press conference held at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th July 2015 - Boxer Carl Frampton (cap) spoke to the media during a press conference held at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 1t6h July 2015 - Boxer Carl Frampton poses for the media during a press conference held in El Paso, Texas at the Don Haskins Center Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 1t6h July 2015 - Boxer Carl Frampton poses for the media during a press conference held in El Paso, Texas at the Don Haskins Center Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th July 2015 - Boxers Carl Frampton (cap), Alejandro Gonzalez, Jr. (right of podium) and their camps spoke to the media during a press conference held at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 1t6h July 2015 - Shane McGuigan (left), Barry McGuigan (middle), and Carl Frampton (right, black) during a press conference held in El Paso, Texas at the Don Haskins Center Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th July 2015 - Boxer Carl Frampton spoke to the media during a press conference held at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th July 2015 - Boxer Carl Frampton signs and autograph during a press conference held at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th July 2015 - Boxer Carl Frampton (cap) spoke to the media during a press conference held in El Paso, Texas at the Don Haskins Center Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th July 2015 - Boxer Carl Frampton takes a photo with a fan during a press conference held at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 1t6h July 2015 - Boxer Carl Frampton and his wife, Chistine, pose for a photo El Paso, Texas at the Don Haskins Center Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th July 2015 - Boxer Carl Frampton (left) is pictured addressing media during an open training session in El Paso, Texas befor defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Boxer Carl Frampton during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th July 2015 -
Boxer Carl Frampton with trainer Shane McGuigan during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th July 2015 -
Boxer Carl Frampton during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th July 2015 -
Boxer Carl Frampton with trainer Shane McGuigan during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th July 2015 -
Boxer Carl Frampton during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th July 2015 -
Boxer Carl Frampton during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th July 2015 -
Boxer Carl Frampton with trainer Shane McGuigan during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Barry McGuigan speaking to media during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before Carl Frampton defends his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Boxer Carl Frampton's gloves are pictured during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Trainer Shane McGuigan speaking to media during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before Carl Frampton defends his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Boxer Carl Frampton during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th July 2015 -
Boxer Alejandro Gonzalez Jr during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before looking to take away Carl Frampton's championship on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Boxer Alejandro Gonzalez Jr during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before looking to take away Carl Frampton's championship on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Boxer Alejandro Gonzalez Jr during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before looking to take away Carl Frampton's championship on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Boxer Alejandro Gonzalez Jr during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before looking to take away Carl Frampton's championship on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Boxer Alejandro Gonzalez Jr during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before looking to take away Carl Frampton's championship on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Boxer Carl Frampton during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Boxer Carl Frampton with trainer Shane McGuigan during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Boxer Carl Frampton during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Boxer Carl Frampton during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Barry McGuigan (blue) during an open training session with Carl Frampton in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Boxer Carl Frampton during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Boxer Carl Frampton during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Boxer Carl Frampton during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Boxer Carl Frampton with trainer Shane McGuigan during an open training session in El Paso, Texas before defending his IBF World title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on Saturday evening. Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye

Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg will be in Belfast next week as they begin the press tour for the long awaited world title unification clash.

Both camps had been locked in talks about the showdown between Belfast's Frampton who is the IBF super bantamweight champion and England's Quigg the WBA's regular super bantamweight champion.

The live announcement at the beginning of November on Sky Sports finally confirmed that the showdown will take place in the Manchester Arena on February 27 2016.

Anticipation had reached fever pitch after 'The Jackal' successfully defended his IBF super bantamweight title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr in Texas in July while Quigg stopped Kiko Martinez to retain the WBA version of the crown in Manchester on the same night.

The press tour for the fight will begin on Monday November 16.

It kicks off with a press conference in London where the ticket sale information will be released before they go on sale on Friday November 20.

On Tuesday there will be a public press conference in the Manchester Arena at 1pm for Frampton and Quigg with all the teams.

And on Wednesday both will be at the Europa Hotel in Belfast at 1pm for the open public press conference.

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.

A victorious Carl Frampton after defeating Chris Avalos during this evenings world title fight.Photo Aidan O'Reilly/Pacemaker Press
A victorious Carl Frampton after defeating Chris Avalos during this evenings world title fight.Photo Aidan O'Reilly/Pacemaker Press
Carl Frampton and Chris Avalos slug it out for the IBF super-bantamweight World title fight at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Carl Frampton and Chris Avalos slug it out for the IBF super-bantamweight World title fight at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Carl Frampton and Chris Avalos slug it out for the IBF super-bantamweight World title fight at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Carl Frampton and Chris Avalos slug it out for the IBF super-bantamweight World title fight at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Carl Frampton and Chris Avalos slug it out for the IBF super-bantamweight World title fight at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Carl Frampton and Chris Avalos slug it out for the IBF super-bantamweight World title fight at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Sky News presenter and Eamon Holmes laps up the atmosphere of the IBF super-bantamweight clash between Carl Frampton and Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena
Cummings v Palenzuela. Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Anthony Cacace with Spain??s Santiago Bustos during Saturday nights international super featherweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast
Scott Quigg in Belfast to watch Carl Frampton against Chris Avalos in Saturday nights IBF super-bantamweight World title fight at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Scott Quigg during Carl Frampton's world title fight with Chris Avalos . Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
Scott Quigg during Carl Frampton's world title fight with Chris Avalos . Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
David 'The Hayemaker' Haye. Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Billy McKee Carl Frampton's coach.
David 'The Hayemaker' Haye.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - Cyclone Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Vassell v Plotnikov Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cummings v Palenzuela Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Josh Pritchard with Aron Szilagy during Saturday nights Super Featherweight contest at the Odyssey Arena.
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Josh Pritchard with Aron Szilagy during Saturday nights Super Featherweight contest at the Odyssey Arena.
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Josh Pritchard with Aron Szilagy during Saturday nights Super Featherweight contest at the Odyssey Arena.
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Josh Pritchard with Aron Szilagy during Saturday nights Super Featherweight contest at the Odyssey Arena.
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Josh Pritchard with Aron Szilagy during Saturday nights Super Featherweight contest at the Odyssey Arena.
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Marc McCullough with Malkhaz Tatrishvali during Saturdays Featherweight contest at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Marc McCullough with Malkhaz Tatrishvali during Saturdays Featherweight contest at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Marc McCullough with Malkhaz Tatrishvali during Saturdays Featherweight contest at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Marc McCullough with Malkhaz Tatrishvali during Saturdays Featherweight contest at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Marc McCullough with Malkhaz Tatrishvali during Saturdays Featherweight contest at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Marc McCullough with Malkhaz Tatrishvali during Saturdays Featherweight contest at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast
PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/02/2015 Scott Quigg during Carl Frampton's world title fight with Chris Avalos . Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 28/02/2015 Scott Quigg during Carl Frampton's world title fight with Chris Avalos . Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Denton Vassell with Viktor Plotnikov during Saturday nights vacant IBF Intercontinental Welterweight title contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Denton Vassell with Viktor Plotnikov during Saturday nights vacant IBF Intercontinental Welterweight title contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Denton Vassell with Viktor Plotnikov during Saturday nights vacant IBF Intercontinental Welterweight title contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Denton Vassell with Viktor Plotnikov during Saturday nights vacant IBF Intercontinental Welterweight title contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Viktor Plotnikov wins the vacant IBF Intercontinental Welterweight title contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Viktor Plotnikov wins the vacant IBF Intercontinental Welterweight title contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Denton Vassell with Viktor Plotnikov during Saturday nights vacant IBF Intercontinental Welterweight title contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Denton Vassell with Viktor Plotnikov during Saturday nights vacant IBF Intercontinental Welterweight title contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Dillian Whyte with Beka Lobjanidze during Saturdays heavyweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Dillian Whyte with Beka Lobjanidze during Saturdays heavyweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Dillian Whyte with Beka Lobjanidze during Saturdays heavyweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cummings along with Blain McGuigan. Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cummings v Palenzuela Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - Cyclone Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast. John Breen along with boxer Marc McCullough and Blain McGuigan.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Vassell v Plotnikov Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Vassell v Plotnikov Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cummings v Palenzuela Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone George Groves. Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone David 'The Hayemaker' Haye. Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Shane McGuigan and Pritchard. Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone David 'The Hayemaker' Haye. Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Vassell v Plotnikov Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cummings v Palenzuela Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Vassell v Plotnikov Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cummings v Palenzuela Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cacace v Bustos Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cacace v Bustos Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cacace v Bustos Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cacace v Bustos Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cummings v Palenzuela Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Conrad Cummings pictured along with Scott Quigg. Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Whyte v Lobjanidze Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Scott Quigg. Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cacace v Bustos Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cacace v Bustos Shane McGuigan. Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cacace v Bustos Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cacace v Bustos Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cacace v Bustos Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cacace v Bustos Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cacace v Bustos Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Saturday 28th February 2015 Photographer Matt Mackey - Presseye.com - CWM Cyclone Cacace v Bustos Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton v Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Conrad 'Dynamite' Cummings from Tyrone with Roberto Palenzuela of Spain during Saturdays Middleweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Conrad 'Dynamite' Cummings from Tyrone with Roberto Palenzuela of Spain during Saturdays Middleweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Conrad 'Dynamite' Cummings from Tyrone with Roberto Palenzuela of Spain during Saturdays Middleweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Conrad 'Dynamite' Cummings from Tyrone with Roberto Palenzuela of Spain during Saturdays Middleweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Conrad 'Dynamite' Cummings from Tyrone with Roberto Palenzuela of Spain during Saturdays Middleweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.
28th February 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye Conrad 'Dynamite' Cummings from Tyrone with Roberto Palenzuela of Spain during Saturdays Middleweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast.
28th February 2015 ??William Cherry/Presseye Anthony Cacace with Spain??s Santiago Bustos during Saturday nights international super featherweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast
28th February 2015 ??William Cherry/Presseye Anthony Cacace with Spain??s Santiago Bustos during Saturday nights international super featherweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast
28th February 2015 ??William Cherry/Presseye Anthony Cacace with Spain??s Santiago Bustos during Saturday nights international super featherweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast
28th February 2015 ??William Cherry/Presseye Anthony Cacace with Spain??s Santiago Bustos during Saturday nights international super featherweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast
28th February 2015 ??William Cherry/Presseye Anthony Cacace with Spain??s Santiago Bustos during Saturday nights international super featherweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast
28th February 2015 ??William Cherry/Presseye Anthony Cacace with Spain??s Santiago Bustos during Saturday nights international super featherweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast
28th February 2015 ??William Cherry/Presseye Anthony Cacace with Spain??s Santiago Bustos during Saturday nights international super featherweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast
28th February 2015 ??William Cherry/Presseye Anthony Cacace with Spain??s Santiago Bustos during Saturday nights international super featherweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast
28th February 2015 ??William Cherry/Presseye Anthony Cacace with Spain??s Santiago Bustos during Saturday nights international super featherweight contest at the Odyssey arena, Belfast

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."

Just hours after the live announcement Carl tweeted: "First session of camp done and dusted. #Beastmode".

However, Quigg, who has made five successful defences of his title since claiming the WBA belt in October 2013, is relishing home advantage.

"I've finally got the fight I've wanted for so long," he said.

"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."

But speaking at the announcement Frampton said he "doesn't care" that it is in Manchester

He said: "I don't care that it's in Manchester I know I'm going to bring a lot of fans, not only from ireland. I have a decent fan base in England, Scotland and Wales well. It's going to be an unbelievable atmosphere."

Frampton's manager Barry McGuigan whose son Shane trains Carl said: "It will be a momentous occasion for British and Irish boxing. This is the fight the fans have craved and the one we have wanted all along.

"The atmosphere will no doubt be electric, but there is only going to be one winner (Frampton) on February 27."

"This is a fight that everybody wanted. This is the most eagerly anticipated British and Irish title fight that has been on the up and up for years.

"It's been on the up and up for years. So I'm delighted that the fans are going to get the chance to see these two guys going at it on February 27.

"It's very exciting. Like Carl, I can't wait for the build up, it's going to be great."

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