Frampton: They can’t play with my mind

Carl Frampton doesn’t need a Magneto from the X Men-style helmet to stop Team Quigg getting into his head.

‘The Jackal’ is relaxed in the knowledge that he is the fighter with the boxing X Factor and that will ensure victory in Manchester on February 27th.

It was obvious that since the fight was announced team Quigg have been attempting to get under the Belfast fan favourite’s skin.

Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn, Quigg, and even Quigg’s coach Joe Gallagher have been testing the waters with certain comments, but Frampton is adamant there is no stormy sea on his end and he is focused and calm going into the mega clash.

Indeed he indicates he is harder to wind up than a digital alarm clock.

“They’re trying to wind me up and make me fight like I don’t normally fight. So far it’s not working. I like to think I’m a pretty cool character, although Quigg and his team will probably say otherwise.”

“They think they’ve riled me, but I’m calm and I’m looking forward to it. There will be nerves on fight week, but at this point I’m relaxed.”

“I’m also used to boxing in front of big crowds and I’ve never really got carried away before,” Frampton said before suggesting why he was calm.

“No disrespect to Scott – he’s a good fighter, a student of the game and he works very hard. I just think I’m a much better fighter and it’s going to show on the night.”

“You need to be able to deliver on the night – it’s all well and good talking, but the proof is in the pudding. I’m ready to put in the best performance of my career, and it might take that, but the best Carl Frampton beats the best Scott Quigg.”

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