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This February, Manchester Arena will host Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg in what is set to be an epic fight for the IBF and WBA World Super bantamweight title.
Local Bury boy Scott Quigg has fought many a time at the area and will surely be looking forward to the fight on his home turf. At 27 years old Quigg has racked up an impressive record of wins and a status an elite and determined athlete.
Whereas twenty eight year old Carl Frampton will no doubt be bringing a huge following with him from Belfast. Known as “The Jackal” he has a reputation as a tough and gritty boxer even before winning countless titles.
Both Quigg and Frampton have been confidently talking themselves up in recent press conferences. With things getting more and more heated in recent days, as each claims to be the real champion.
Frampton deemed his opponent as incompetent in a recent press conference:
“He doesn’t have a brain, never mind a boxing brain”
Whereas Quigg has stated he is feeling secure in his abilities ahead of the clash:
“ I believe I’ll win the WBA and IBF titles and we will see what he says after that”
Bundits are predicting a genuinely even matched fight. Which means fans should be in for a treat with these well matched fighters going head to head to compete for glory as much as the title. Tickets for the event sold out in a matter of minutes. The atmosphere will surely be electric as each boxer has sold fifty percent of the tickets.
The iconic Manchester Arena is the perfect setting for this long anticipated fight.
Situated in the north of the city centre this 21000 capacity venue is one of the busiest and largest in Europe hosting over 130 events a year. The venue itself is on the corner of Trinity Way, Hunts Bank and Great Ducie Street and is attached to Manchester Victoria Railway and Metrolink Tram Station. Known previously as the NYNEX, Manchester Evening News Arena and Phones 4 U Arena. Manchester Arena celebrated its 20th birthday in 2015.
Manchester Arena hosts a variety of music and sporting events such as ice hockey and boxing. All the iconic rock and pop artists of the era from The Rolling Stones to The Spice Girls have headlined to crowds of thousands. Likewise the venue is a must stop on the tour of all the top stand up comedians. Peter Kays record breaking Tour That Didn’t Tour Tour sold over 1.2million tickets.
Located in the heart of the city centre, Manchester Arena is easily accessible from Clayton Hotel Manchester Airport. Trains run regularly into Manchester City Centre. The Arena is 11 miles from the hotel by car taking approximately 25-35minutes. A taxi journey would cost in the region of £20-£25 and can be pre booked via reception.
In addition Metrolink trams run from Manchester Airport Station into Manchester every 12 minutes during the day time, it’s easy for guests to hop on a tram with one change to Manchester Victoria station, which is attached to Manchester Arena.