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Fired-up Scott Quigg plays down his Belfast links

By David Kelly

The whole of Northern Ireland will be roaring on Carl Frampton to victory tomorrow night except one Belfast man - Scott Quigg's grandfather.

The WBA super-bantamweight champion revealed that Harry Quigg - who lives in Bury - is from Belfast, while he also has other Irish relatives as does his coach Joe Gallagher who last week was honoured by Sligo council for his contribution to boxing.

Quigg, though, was quick to dismiss any suggestion that this was an all-Irish showdown at Manchester Arena when he meets IBF champion Frampton in what is expected to be an epic encounter.

"I'm English, no doubt about that," said Quigg who added he has been working all his life for this clash with the Jackal.

"Because of what's at stake, the World titles, the animosity between the camps, this is massive - it's on pay per view, how many fighters get this stage? Not many - this is all I've worked for, this is why I put on a pair of gloves.

"I'm in control of myself and what wins this fight is composure. I will go in and box the way I have to so I win the fight.

"I will make the right moves at the right time. He'll come out and try to keep his cool but he'll only hold it for so long and then after so long he'll bite and when he takes the bait that's when I'll take him out.

"I want to show everyone that I am the number one super-bantamweight. Money doesn't motivate me. Money doesn't make you happy.

"I wake up every morning and I do something that I love. Any money I make my mum and dad and my fiancée can have. I'm not driven by money but a will to win."

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