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

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By Steven Beacom and Claire Williamson

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.

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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.

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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