Carl Frampton versus Scott Quigg will be a classic says Barry McGuigan

Barry McGuigan
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Barry McGuigan believes Carl Frampton’s showdown on February 27 against Scott Quigg will go down in history.

Frampton and Quigg will put their IBF and WBA World titles on the line when they clash in Manchester.

And McGuigan says this fight has all the ingredients to be remembered.

“This is another NigelBenn-Chris Eubank. This is a major, major fight. I genuinely think, around the world, this is the most eagerly anticipated super-bantamweight fight,” he said.

“WBC champion Julio Ceja doesn’t have the credibility, Leo Santa Cruz has gone to featherweight, but that’s still a fight we want.

“Rigondeaux’s negative. He’s amazing, but there are lots of amazing things you can only watch for a certain amount of time. I still think he’s the best super-bantamweight in the world, Carl and Scott are below him. Rigo’s number one in the world, there’s no question about that.

“This game is not just about titles, it’s about money. Does it create money, does it create interest? Santa Cruz and Carl? Yes. Santa Cruz and Scott? Yes. Frampton and Quigg? Absolutely. Santa Cruz and Rigo? Hmm.

“Although we’re 100% focused on February 27, I’m looking at Santa Cruz, Gary Russell Jnr. If the money is right, maybe even jumping to super-featherweight.”