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Carl Frampton v Scott Quigg: Northern Ireland's Euro 2016 heroes at ringside to inspire the Jackal

Steven Davis, Kyle Lafferty, Stuart Dallas, Gareth McAuley and Josh Magennis will be at Manchester ringside

By David Kelly

Published 27/02/2016

Boxer Carl Frampton watched Northern Ireland qualify for Euro 2016
Boxer Carl Frampton watched Northern Ireland qualify for Euro 2016
Power game: Carl Frampton flexes his muscles ahead of the scrap with Scott Quigg

Carl Frampton believes the backing of Northern Ireland's Euro 2016 heroes will inspire him when he goes into battle with Scott Quigg in their World super-bantamweight title clash at a sold-out Manchester Arena tonight.

Frampton has revealed that Northern Ireland stars Steven Davis, Kyle Lafferty, Stuart Dallas, Gareth McAuley and Josh Magennis will be at ringside to roar him on during the biggest fight of his life, while reigning World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has also confirmed that he will be there to witness the eagerly awaited showdown.

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At yesterday's weigh-in, which took place at the Arena in front of 6,000 fans, Frampton said: "It's going to be great to have the Northern Ireland lads there to cheer me on. I was at Windsor Park to roar them on to qualifying for the Euros and now they can do the same for me as I go in against Quigg.

"This could be an amazing year of sport for the country and I want to kick it all off by beating Quigg.

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"The Northern Ireland lads gave us a great night when they beat Greece to qualify and now I aim to give them and all my fans a great night by beating Quigg.

"I know how much it means to my fans and there's going to be some noise coming from them in the Arena. I will repay every one of them with my best performance ever. I think this week we have seen a lot of weaknesses in the Quigg camp. I just can't wait for it now... I just hope I can get some sleep because I am so excited."

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