Feature | Feb 22 2016

Carl Frampton v Scott Quigg: 15 exclusive expert predictions

George Gigney speaks to 15 insiders to get their Frampton v Quigg predictions

Tyson Fury (world heavyweight champion):

It’s a good fight, a 50-50 fight. It all depends on who brings the better game plan on the night. Who will it be, Shane McGuigan [Frampton’s trainer] or Joe Gallagher [Quigg’s]? We’ll see. Both of them would lose to Guillermo Rigondeaux though.

Lee Selby (world featherweight champion):

I’d have to go with Frampton. He could do it either way, on the cards or via stoppage. If it goes to the cards I’d definitely favour Frampton – he’s a better all-round boxer, he has a lot more natural ability than Quigg. He’s also got that amateur pedigree, which Quigg doesn’t have. Frampton’s used to big stage too, having fought on ITV and headlining big shows.

Kiko Martinez (lost to both men):

I think is going to be a very good fight and hard for both of them. Frampton is a better boxer than Quigg, I think that he can win the fight on the scorecards.

Tony Bellew (cruiserweight contender):

I go for Frampton because although Quigg is a bigger puncher, I think that Frampton is possibly the better punch-picker, but what I will say is that the fight can end early either way I just believe that both are very vulnerable at the weight. I think Frampton picks that better punch especially early doors as well, but like I say it can end either way.

Quigg has been in that weight since he was like 16 and you have got to ask yourself how much it takes from his body each and every time and Frampton is massive at the weight too.

It’s definitely a 50/50, it could go either way I only edge towards Frampton because I believe he is the best punch picker.

Nick Blackwell (British middleweight champion):

Frampton 100%. I think he is the better boxer, and has the better boxing brain.

TOTAL

FRAMPTON 8 – 6 QUIGG (FURY ABSTAINED)

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