Undefeated super-bantamweights Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg have finally agreed to a unification fight, which will take place in Manchester on February 27, 2016.
Frampton (21-0) and Quigg (31-0-2) are ranked first and second in Ring Magazine’s super-bantamweight ratings and have long been linked with a high-profile meeting.
Following months of wrangling, the two men signed a contract live on Sky Sports News on Monday, before each expressing their delight.
Frampton, the IBF champion at 122lb, said: “I’m delighted that we have finally got this fight signed – the fight everyone has wanted for years, none more so than myself.
“I’m the legitimate champion and I’m going to his backyard to defend my title because that’s what champions do. On February 27 the fans will find out who the real champion is, I’m going to win this fight in style.”
Quigg, who will put his WBA belt on the line, added: “I’ve finally got the fight I’ve wanted for so long – February 27 will be the best night of my life.
“I’ve dedicated my life to this sport and I have never been more confident going into a fight. I know I will beat him in every department.”
Irish boxing great Barry McGuigan, the manager of Frampton, said: “It will be a momentous occasion for British and Irish boxing. This is the fight the fans have craved and the one we have wanted all along.”