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Frampton v Quigg clash to make Manchester Arena history

22 Feb 2016
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Saturday’s highly-anticipated clash between Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg is set to become Manchester Arena’s second ever biggest selling fight.

The 19,700 plus capacity fight sold out in under seven minutes of going on sale last November, just a handful short of the venue record held by Mike Tyson for his 2000 clash with Julius Francis (19,791 tickets).

James Allen, General Manager for Manchester Arena, said: “We came very close to the record but, due to the demand on Sky to screen the sold out fight live on TV, we had to leave extra room to accommodate their cameras. However, there’s no disputing this is a momentous achievement for not only both fighters but also the city of Manchester as it cements its reputation as the home of UK boxing”.

Saturday’s fight has sold more tickets than previous Manchester Arena epic encounters including 2013’s Carl Froch vs George Groves, 2012’s Ricky Hatton vs Vyacheslav Senchenko, 2010’s David Haye vs Audley Harrison and 1996’s Prince Naseem Hamed vs Remigio Molina.

Manchester Arena has now sold over 425,000 boxing tickets since its debut fight between Prince Naseem and Molina in 1996. Last November Manchester fighter Anthony Crolla beat Darleys Perez to take the WBA lightweight world title.

Find out more about the Frampton vs Quigg fight on Saturday.