Carl Frampton believes Scott Quigg is ‘better’ than anyone he has previously faced in his career, as the two prepare to go head-to-head in Manchester on February 27.
The pair will fight in a super-bantamweight world title unification clash at Manchester Arena and Frampton, who currently holds the IBF title, is expecting his toughest test to date against WBA champion Quigg.
He said: “He’s very dedicated and very proud. I’m going to Manchester, his back yard and there’ll be hostility. Quigg is better than anyone I’ve faced yet and I’ll step up again. You haven’t seen the best of me.”
The Northern Irishman, who is unbeaten in his 21 professional bouts to date, with 14 of those victories coming by knockout, is confident he has the ability to defeat Quigg, although he knows he will have to be at his very best if he is to come out on top.
He continued: “Scott Quigg is an excellent fighter but I believe me at my best and Quigg at his best, I believe I win the fight. That’s the logic I’m going with so it’s about how I perform on the night. I’ll be ready.”
Quigg is also unbeaten in his 33 professional fights, although he has had two draws during that sequence, against fellow Brit Rendall Munroe in 2012 and Cuban Yoandris Salinas 12 months later.
Frampton is the slight favourite to win the fight at 1.57, whilst Quigg is on offer at 2.40 and the draw is priced at 21.00.