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Frampton v Quigg: Fireworks as fighters come face-to-face

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By Steven Beacom and Claire Williamson

Published 25/02/2016

Carl Frampton blows a kiss towards Scott Quigg as they go face to face at the weigh-in ahead of their Super-Bantamweight fight at the at Manchester Arena on February 26, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Carl Frampton blows a kiss towards Scott Quigg as they go face to face at the weigh-in ahead of their Super-Bantamweight fight at the at Manchester Arena on February 26, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Carl Frampton during the weigh-in ahead of their World Super-Bantamweight unification fight, at Manchester Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday February 26, 2016. Pic: Dave Thompson/PA Wire
Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg go face to face at the weigh-in ahead of their Super-Bantamweight fight at the at Manchester Arena on February 26, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Carl Frampton during the weigh-in ahead of their World Super-Bantamweight unification fight, at Manchester Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday February 26, 2016. Pic: Dave Thompson/PA Wire
Carl Frampton during the weigh-in ahead of their World Super-Bantamweight unification fight, at Manchester Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday February 26, 2016. Pic: Dave Thompson/PA Wire
Carl Frampton during the weigh-in ahead of their World Super-Bantamweight unification fight, at Manchester Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday February 26, 2016. Pic: Dave Thompson/PA Wire
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 26: Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg go face to face at the weigh-in ahead of their Super-Bantamweight fight at the at Manchester Arena on February 26, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Scott Quigg and Carl Frampton during the weigh-in ahead of their World Super-Bantamweight unification fight, at Manchester Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday February 26, 2016. Pic: Dave Thompson/PA Wire
Carl Frampton blows a kiss towards Scott Quigg as they go face to face at the weigh-in ahead of their Super-Bantamweight fight at the at Manchester Arena on February 26, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Carl Frampton (second left) and Scott Quigg (second right) are restrained by promoters Barry McGuigan and Eddie Hearn go head to head after a press conference at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester. Simon Cooper/PA Wire.
Carl Frampton (third left) and Scott Quigg (third right) are restrained by promoters Barry McGuigan and Eddie Hearn go head to head after a press conference at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester. Simon Cooper/PA Wire.
Carl Frampton (second left) and Scott Quigg (second right) are restrained by promoters Barry McGuigan and Eddie Hearn go head to head after a press conference at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester. Simon Cooper/PA Wire.
Scott Quigg pictured at Thursdays press conference in Manchester ahead of Saturday nights World Super-Bantamweight unification clash at the Manchester Arena. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th February 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Carl Frampton (left) and Scott Quigg go head to head after a press conference at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester. Simon Cooper/PA Wire.
Carl Frampton (centre left) and Scott Quigg (centre right) alongside promoters Barry McGuigan and Eddie Hearn go head to head after a press conference at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester. Simon Cooper/PA Wire.
Carl Frampton (second left) and Scott Quigg (second right) alongside promoters Barry McGuigan and Eddie Hearn go head to head after a press conference at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester. Simon Cooper/PA Wire.
Scott Quigg during a press conference at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester. Simon Cooper/PA Wire.
Carl Frampton (left) and Scott Quigg go head to head after a press conference at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester. Simon Cooper/PA Wire.
Trainer Shane McGuigan during a press conference at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester.Simon Cooper/PA Wire.
Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg pictured at Thursdays press conference in Manchester ahead of Saturday nights World Super-Bantamweight unification clash at the Manchester Arena. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th February 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Carl Frampton (second left) and Scott Quigg (second right) alongside promoters Barry McGuigan and Eddie Hearn go head to head after a press conference at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester. Simon Cooper/PA Wire.
Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg pictured at Thursdays press conference in Manchester ahead of Saturday nights World Super-Bantamweight unification clash at the Manchester Arena. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th February 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Carl Frampton pictured at Thursdays press conference in Manchester ahead of Saturday nights World Super-Bantamweight unification clash at the Manchester Arena. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th February 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg pictured at Thursdays press conference in Manchester ahead of Saturday nights World Super-Bantamweight unification clash at the Manchester Arena. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th February 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Carl Frampton pictured at Thursdays press conference in Manchester ahead of Saturday nights World Super-Bantamweight unification clash at the Manchester Arena. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th February 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg pictured at Thursdays press conference in Manchester ahead of Saturday nights World Super-Bantamweight unification clash at the Manchester Arena. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th February 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg pictured at Thursdays press conference in Manchester ahead of Saturday nights World Super-Bantamweight unification clash at the Manchester Arena. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th February 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Carl Frampton play's Stevie Wonders Very Superstitious over his phone to Scott Quigg over a row about dressing rooms at Thursdays press conference in Manchester ahead of Saturday nights World Super-Bantamweight unification clash at the Manchester Arena. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th February 2016 - Photo by William Cherry

Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg had to be restrained by their managers as tensions ran high when they came face-to-face after their final press conference today.

An earlier war of words over who should be in what dressing room at the Manchester Arena for Saturday's World Title Unification fight had set the tone for today's event.

<< Carl Frampton v Scott Quigg - Everything you need to know> >

For the world super-bantamweight unification fight, Quigg is down to have what is known as the 'star' dressing room at the venue but the Frampton camp believe that their man should be given first preference as he is top of the bill.

The row broke out before today's press conference with some boxing experts suggesting that Frampton's people were using it as a way to try and get under Quigg's skin.

After the press conference as the pair came head-to-head they had to be restrained by their respective managers Barry McGuigan and Eddie Hearn as things heated up with some pushing and shoving.

It adds further spice to an already eagerly highly anticipated and much hyped contest between Northern Ireland man Frampton, the IBF champion, and Quigg, from Bury, who holds the WBA belt.

Earlier when the press conference finally got underway and the fighters were both quick to declare that they will win on Saturday night.

Frampton said: "I just feel I'm better than him. I'm that little bit better in every department."

When Quigg was asked what separates him from Carl he said: "Exactly the same answer. I believe I'm better. Nobody does what I do."

The row over the dressing room reared its head with Frampton declaring Quigg's 'superstition' surrounding the room as a 'sign of weakness'.

Frampton said: "I'm entitled to that dressing room. He wants it. We might lock it and go in to different dressing rooms. He's superstitious, wants that dressing room and it's a sign of weakness. I don't mind what dressing room I'm in."

To which Quigg quipped: "OK that's solved."

Frampton dismissed any rumour of weight issues and said he has done "everything right this time because I knew I had to".

Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg will come face-to-face tomorrow for the last time at the world title unification weigh-in, where scenes are bound to get heated.

With just two days to go until the long-awaited sold-out IBF/WBA World super-bantamweight title clash at the Manchester Arena we look back at some of the Jackal's weigh-ins.

Excitement has been building this week as the countdown continues until the clash which will see one of the fighters' unbeaten record go.

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - FEBRUARY 27: World Champion Carl Frampton (R) is shoved by challenger Chris Avalos (L) at the pre-fight weigh-in ahead of the IBF World Super Bantamweight title fight between Carl Frampton and Chris Avalos on February 27, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - FEBRUARY 27: World Champion Carl Frampton (R) is shoved by challenger Chris Avalos (L) at the pre-fight weigh-in ahead of the IBF World Super Bantamweight title fight between Carl Frampton and Chris Avalos on February 27, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Champion Carl Frampton during the weigh-in ahead of his title defence against Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena in February 2015.
I feel good: Carl Frampton at yesterday’s weigh-in at the Europa Hotel in February ahead of fight against Chris Avalos
Chris Avalos and Carl Frampton
IBF World super-bantamweight Champion Carl Frampton during the weigh in at The Europa Hotel in Belfast ahead of his title defence against Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena in February 2015 Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
Champion Carl Frampton during the weigh-in ahead of his title defence against Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena
Carl Frampton weighs in in preparation for IBF Championship fight against Alejandro Gonzalez, Jr. in El Paso, Texas Picture by Jorge Salgado / Press Eye
Ready to rock: Carl Frampton squares up to Alejandro Gonzalez Jr in El Paso
Carl putting on a show at the weigh-in with Kiko Martinez in the Ulster Hall on September 5, 2014. Picture - Matt Mackey / Press Eye / Cyclone Promotions.
The two rivals stare each other down
Carl 'The Jackal' Frampton weigh-in with Kiko Martinez in the Ulster Hall, Belfast
Carl 'The Jackal' Frampton weigh-in with Kiko Martinez in the Ulster Hall, Belfast. Matt Mackey / Press Eye / Cyclone Promotions
In terrific shape: a smiling Carl Frampton at the September 2014 weigh-in ahead of fight with Kiko Martinez. PHOTO COLM LENAGHAN/PACEMAKER PRESS

The rivals haven't held back so far as they engaged in a war of words ahead of the showdown.

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A large crowd gathered on Tuesday night to watch the Belfast boxer and the Bury man be put through their paces in a public workout at the Trafford Centre.

Frampton said: "Now that I'm here in Manchester it's beginning to sink in that this fight is really on.

"I'm like a kid at Christmas, I'm itching to go."

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