We are now only 7 weeks away from Carl Frampton’s showdown with Scott Quigg.
In just 49 days the pair will clash at the Manchester Arena with the IBF and WBA super bantamweight titles on the line in a fight that boxing fans have been looking forward to for years.
The bout is a mouth-watering prospect and, unsurprisingly, will be a pay-per-view affair on Sky Box Office. With such blockbuster events, a lot of focus is also placed on the undercard and, after a week where the supporting cast has become a bit clearer, we’ve compiled all the available information on the February 27th event.
During the press tour, both Cycone Promotions and Matchroom Promotions explained how next months card will feature nine fights – Frampton v Quigg and four undercard slots for each promoter.
So, what are these nine fights?
1 – Carl Frampton v Scott Quigg (IBF and WBA super bantamweight World titles)
2 – Charlie Edwards v Luke Wilton (British flyweight eliminator)
The first fight on the undercard to be officially confirmed. Features a surprise Irish appearance from Luke Wilton who will be looking to drag prospect Edwards into deep waters.
3 – Ryan Burnett (British super bantamweight title defence)
Eddie Hearn confirmed last year that Burnett would appear on the show, and this week Burnett himself gave official confirmation of his place.
4 – Luke Campbell
A return to the ring in a “make-or-break fight” for the lightweight who lost last time out against former Frampton sparring partner Yvan Mendy.
5 – Hosea Burton
The Manchester light heavyweight, a Joe Gallagher fighter, confirmed his place on the card via social media this week.
6 – Josh Taylor
Barry McGuigan confirmed last year that the Scottish light welterweight “will definitely be on that bill in February.”
7 – Marco McCullough v Isaac Lowe (Commonwealth featherweight title)
The most recently announced fight. McCullough will look to grab the Commonwealth belt after a topsy-turvy 2015.
Cyclone’s two remaining slots
These fights will most likely feature two of Conrad Cummings, Anto Cacace, and Josh Pritchard – although Pritchard is already scheduled to fight in a six rounder in Brighton on February 12th.
However, don’t rule out the possibility that Frampton’s U.S. advisor Al Haymon has some measure of control and will put another one of his many fighters on the card.
Regardless, expect these two fights to be announced within the next fortnight.