Liam Brady, Graphic Designer/Contributing Writer
Brandon Glass, Staff Writer
Scott Quigg is still riding high on his sensational knockout of (shared opponent) Kiko Martinez, while Carl Frampton got up from the canvas (twice) early to win on points in his last fight.
Quigg is billed as the bigger puncher, while Frampton is the more polished boxer, with more tools at his disposal. Frampton should win this fight, though Quigg is well aware of the knockdowns Frampton suffered in his previous fight.
Quigg has all the momentum going in, which bodes well for his chances. I still believe Frampton wins this exciting fight by decision, but it’s possible that Quigg lands a huge shot changing the course of the fight, or even ending it.
Amber Williams, Photographer
Sarah Gruber, Staff Writer
It will be nice to see the IBF and WBA titles get unified and I think this will be a great fight. I have to go with Frampton on this one. I think his accuracy, timing and power will play a huge role against and an eager and aggressive Quigg. I can see Framption using his accuracy and strength to overwhelm Quigg and as he seems to be the more complete Boxer. -Frampton by decision
Alex Burgos, Editor-in-Chief
While February 27 is stacked with action, this is–without a doubt–THE fight of the weekend.
The atmosphere will be electric and luckily Showtime will be showing the fight in the States (so no need to find a stream with 200344 pop up ads).
I think Carl Frampton is the more complete fighter and I think he will box his way to victory. Scott Quigg is solid and definitely has a punchers chance, but I don’t think he’ll just come in and be able to steamroll Frampton.
A lot of people are basing their prediction off of each man’s most recent victory–where Quigg wiped out Kiko Martinez and Frampton was knocked down and struggled early against the unheralded Alejandro Gonzalez–but I think the larger body of work and skill displayed over the years shows Frampton as the better fighter.