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

The rivals show there is no love lost as they exhange verbal blows ahead of world title unification fight

By Claire Williamson

The rivalry between Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg is set to reach fever point this weekend in a fiery war of words as they come face-to-face on Sky Sports.

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

With just a fortnight to go until the showdown at the Manchester Arena the pair traded verbal blows in The Gloves Are Off with Sky Sports Jimmy Nelson.

The atmosphere was tense as the pair put their case on the table as to why and how they were going to win on February 27 in the sold-out fight.

In the teaser clip Frampton is seen attempting to get under the skin of Quigg as he tells him why he is the "better fighter" - which naturally the Manchester man is quick to dispute.

Quigg: "So I've got no talent?"

Frampton: "I'm not saying you have no talent I'm saying I have more talent."

Quigg: "In what way?"

Frampton: "I'm a better fighter"

Quigg: "In what way?"

Frampton: "I'm just better"

Quigg: "In what way?

Frampton:  "I can box better off the back foot, I have a better better boxing brain, I've a better punch selection."

Quigg: "Everything I disagree with."

Frampton: "There is no point me talking if you are just going to keep disagreeing with me."

"You're asking me a question and I'm answering it."

Quigg: "I know I've got a better boxing brain I know for a fact."

Other topic of exchanges to look forward to:

Frampton floored - Quigg shares stories of his rival being floored in the gym.

Quigg concerns - Frampton breaks down where he thinks his opponent will fall short.

Fans' favourites - They both think they are the most popular 122lb fighter in Britain.

Pressure test - They both tell  who will crack and which one has the experience when the heat is on.

Speaking previously Frampton has said his training is ahead of schedule.

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

The World Title fight on February 27 will be shown on Sky Sports.

Watch The Gloves Are Off, 6.55pm, Sunday, Sky Sports 1.

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