Tommy Coyle (lightweight contender):
I think Quigg knocks him out within six rounds. I really like Frampton, I really do, but I just think he’ll come out all guns blazing and Quigg will walk him onto something. I think Quigg is the more powerful of the two. It’ll be exciting while it lasts though, definitely.
Stuart Hall (former world bantamweight champion):
I’ve said Frampton all along. I think he’ll outbox Quigg, he’s got a lot more ability and he’s been in there with the better opposition. When Quigg stopped Kiko Martinez, everyone thought ‘oh, he’s got a lot of power’ and I did agree, and he could well blast Frampton out, we just don’t know. But I really think Frampton will either win on points by a wide margin or get a late stoppage.
Gary Lockett (respected trainer):
It’s an awkward one for me because I used to train with Quigg, but I think Frampton wins to be honest. I think he’s got more dimensions to his game, and they’ve got an equal amount of power, so I’ve just got a feeling about Frampton. I think it’ll go to the cards, they’re both world class fighters and they can take a punch. I think people have read too much into their last performances, as well. It’s a very evenly matched fight.
Gavin McDonnell (unbeaten super-bantamweight contender):
It’s a hard one. All along I’ve favoured one at one moment, then the other the next. I would probably lean towards Quigg, off the back of his stoppage over Martinez. If you look at form, he’s probably going in with the advantage. If you look at their last two performances, his is better, he’s going into the fight off a better win. I’m not putting any money on this one. It’s about who turns up on the night at their best. If either one has a slightly off night, that could cost them the fight.
Lewis Pettitt (super-bantamweight contender):
I can’t stop changing my mind, that’s the problem. I thought Quigg for a long, long time, then I changed to Frampton but now, on recent form, I think Quigg wins, but it is a real 50-50 fight. I’ve sparred them both and it really is going to come down to who puts in the performance on the night. They both hit tremendously hard, Frampton has the better boxing skills but Quigg is slightly more unorthodox, he comes at you from different angles and it works. From the sparring, I would say Quigg hits harder but going from what Frampton’s said, he thinks he’s the hardest-hitting super-bantamweight on the planet. I think it’ll end with a stoppage, especially if they both go at it like they say they will.