Trainer Joe Gallagher confident Scott Quigg will beat Carl Frampton

Carl Frampton
Carl Frampton

Joe Gallagher believes his fighter Scott Quigg will destroy Carl Frampton in Manchester on February 27.

Frampton and Quigg will put their IBF and WBA World titles on the line that night in the Manchester Arena.

And Gallagher has no doubts that his fighter will have too much for Belfast fighter Frampton.

“What I’ve seen of Scott Quigg in the gym and what I’m still waiting for him to do in the ring, that’s why I think it will be an easy fight,” he told us.

“It was only the Kiko Martinez win when people took notice of Scott. It’s always been the Bible according to Barry [McGuigan, Frampton’s manager] and no one’s really listened to us.

“Carl Frampton can only do one of two things – he’ll come forward like he did against Chris Avalos or he’ll revert to his amateur style like he did against Kiko.

“He calls it bamboozling, I call it running. He’ll be on the back foot, poking and poking and moving. But they don’t know what Quigg’s going to do.”

And Gallagher also insists Quigg would have loved to have fought Frampton in Belfast.

“If you ask Scott Quigg, he’d say he’d rather fight in Belfast. It’d motivate him more, the crowd. He lives, breathes and trains it,” he said.

“They’re coming to Manchester, Barry doesn’t have fond memories of Manchester. They’ve got a lot of mental obstacles to overcome.

“Last time Carl travelled he got put down early, he might not travel well.

“They signed with Al Haymon so they had visions of fighting in big money blockbusters in America against the likes of Leo Santa Cruz, Abner Mares.

“I think when they saw the money on the table for Cruz, and then there was no atmosphere at his fight with Gonzalez, they thought, ‘we best go back to England.’”