Scott Quigg lost his WBA Super Bantamweight title to Carl Frampton in a split decision at Manchester Arena on Saturday night.
Irishman Frampton is now a two-belt world champion after claiming the victory on pay-per-view, but the contest failed to deliver as much action as the pre-bout chatter had promised.
After going the distance and only firing into a contest in the latter stages, due to Quigg’s cautious strategy in the first half, many fight fans were left a little deflated by the contest.
As you’d expect, most of those viewers aired their thoughts on Twitter. Here’s the best of that reaction:
World Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury was ringside, but let everyone know he thought the home-town Quigg left it too late to mount a challenge
Quigg should of started 8 rounds ago
— Gypsy King (@Tyson_Fury) February 27, 2016
The lack of punches thrown in the opening six rounds, particularly from the Englishman, left many a little perplexed
#FramptonQuigg was another poor Sky PPV. Boring fight with lame undercard. I had it as a draw but the first 6 rounds were abysmal.
— Stephen Butler (@PButlek) February 28, 2016
Someone even went as far as to update Quigg’s Wikipedia page
— Jake (@jkcryl) February 28, 2016
While both fighters ended the contest unmarked, there was a stark contrast to Michael Bisping of the UFC in London
— Matt Phillips (@MattPhillips73) February 28, 2016
Guillermo Rigondeaux, a potential next opponent for Frampton, was quick to call Quigg out
No wonder he is been running away from me 4 years. He can’t even box. Do you guys remember what happen 2 Nonito? Wait until I get this guy!
— Guillermo Rigondeaux (@RigoElChacal305) February 28, 2016
Boxing commentator Ian Darke blamed Quigg’s corner for allowing him to start so slow
Quigg will kick himself when he watches tape of that fight. His caution for first few rounds was daft – blame corner a bit.
— Ian Darke (@IanDarke) February 28, 2016
While a fellow Irish fighter celebrated Frampton’s success
For a small island of just 6 and a half million people, we do alright on the world stage.
— Cathal Pendred (@Pendred) February 28, 2016
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.