Carl Frampton vs Scott Quigg: Quigg tips Frampton to lose focus
By Isaac Robinson
Last Updated: 14/01/16 12:18pm
Scott Quigg believes Carl Frampton will 'lose his rag' in the heat of February 27's Sky Sports Box Office showdown.
The unbeaten Quigg (31-0-2-KO23) puts his WBA world super-bantamweight title on the line against IBF holder Frampton (21-0-KO14) at the Manchester Arena, where he feels the Northern Irishman will struggle for composure.
Quigg told Sky Sports: "You saw he got carried away at the pressers. He loses his rag and that will be his downfall. There's going to be a big crowd in there and it won't bother me one bit.
There'll be 10,000 fans there for me and 10,000 for him. It'll be a big atmosphere but one I can keep my cool in - you've seen in the pressers, he lost his cool.
Scott Quigg on Carl Frampton
"There'll be 10,000 fans there for me and 10,000 for him. It'll be a big atmosphere but one I can keep my cool in - you've seen in the pressers, he lost his cool. Especially [in front] of his own fans because he was quiet in London and quiet in Manchester.
"When he feels like he's got a bit of comfort blanket around him, he gets a big mouth, gets carried away and that will play in to my hands."
Tension between the camps has centred primarily around promoters and trainers rather than the fighters themselves - and Quigg admits he has a healthy respect for his adversary.
The 27-year-old added: "There's a lot of respect. I've got respect for him. Anyone who becomes a world champion, it's not done overnight. It's done through a lot of hard work. I've got respect for him but there's only one winner and that's me.
"There are a lot of things that he's going to say, that he's better in every department. His team think they can win the fight but I know that the game plan we will come up with means there'll only be one winner.
"I don't think they know what they're going to do yet. They said there's only one way I fight, which is wrong. I have lots of ways of fighting and Joe Gallagher is going to come up with what we need to do. It's about turning up and implementing a plan."