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Carl Frampton's fighting fit for Scott Quigg showdown

Published 29/01/2016

Carl Frampton will face Scott Quigg on February 27
Carl Frampton will face Scott Quigg on February 27

Carl Frampton has said his training is "ahead of schedule" with just four weeks to go until the highly-anticipated super-bantamweight unification fight against Scott Quigg.

The clash between Frampton, the IBF champion and Quigg, the WBA belt-holder, will see someone's perfect record go as they determine the number one domestic boxer in the division.

Frampton's London training camp, under coach Shane McGuigan, has seen him lifting more than his own body weight on a regular basis as he seeks to get into perfect shape for the biggest night of his life.

With just four weeks to go until the sold-out fight in Manchester Arena Frampton says he is reaching peak fitness.

"For the last three weeks I've been sparring 10 rounds, which I'm not usually doing so far, so my fitness is good," said Frampton.

"I'm trying to bring my weight down and hold it out at a weight I feel I fight the best at.

"At this stage everything is good and positive. I'm starting to get the itch, I want to go."

Being in London means there are zero distractions for the Belfast man and with the big day looming closer Frampton is in no doubt who he thinks will lift the title on the night.

"People think that he's (Quigg) the best fighter in the UK, some think he's the best in the world at super-bantamweight which is crazy in my eyes. I just want to prove that I know I can beat this guy," said Frampton.

"Him on his best day, against me on my best day, I don't think there is any competition."

The Manchester Arena show on Saturday February 27 will also feature fellow Ulstermen Marc McCullough, boxing for the Commonwealth title, Luke Wilton and middleweight Conrad Cummings.

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