How Twitter reacted to the Frampton v Quigg announcement

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Boxing history is littered with fights that should have happened but for one reason or another were never made.

The likes of Joe Calzaghe v Sven Ottke, Roy Jones Jr v Dariusz Michalczewski and Ricky Hatton v Junior Witter never came to fruition despite popular demand, while others got in the ring too late to live up to hype (see Mayweather v Pacquiao).

However, fortunately for boxing fans everywhere but especially on this side of the Atlantic the names of Scott Quigg and Carl Frampton will not be added to that list.

The Super bantamweight rivals announced yesterday that they will put their respective titles on the line in a unification bout early in 2016.

Bury’s Quigg is the WBA champion and undefeated after 33 fights, drawing just two and winning 23 times by knockout, while Belfast’s Frampton has won all 21 of his bouts, with 14 of those victories coming inside the distance.

The news was met with excitement throughout the boxing world and here’s the best of how Twitter reacted…

Former WBA Featherweight champion and Frampton’s manager Barry McGuigan was among the first to reveal the news and was bullish about his man’s chances…

Frampton himself was clearly relieved to have secured the fight…

As was Quigg…

Sky Sports’ boxing anchor Adam Smith appreciated the work of all those involved to get the fight off the ground…

While US journalist Dan Rafael was eager for the fight to get the audience it deserves on both sides of the Atlantic…

And finally, fellow boxing correspondent Michelle Joy Phelps wasted no time in gauging the fans’ expectations of the bout…

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James Curtis

After studying for a degree in journalism and gaining his NCTJ, James contributed to a wide range of papers, online publications and broadcasters including the South London Press, Press Association and Sky Sports News before joining the Ladbrokes News team.