Carl Frampton (22-0, 14 KOs) secured a split decision victory over Scott Quigg (32-1-2, 23 KOs), unifying the IBF and WBA super bantamweight titles at the Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Frampton, who keeps his unbeaten record, acted as the aggressor in a slow-paced first half of the fight, using his jab to remain the most active fighter.
Quigg, on the other hand, was losing the early rounds simply because his defence oriented approach kept him from letting his hands go.
Once we reached the halfway stage in the contest Quigg began to unload and the fight found a new lease of life. Frampton was countering well but in the ninth Quigg started to slow Frampton with his effective bodywork.
The pressure from Quigg continued in the tenth round, Frampton was operating at a much slower pace which resulted in both fighters going toe to toe and trading heavy shots.
As the fight entered the championship rounds Quigg looked dangerous, he was able to catch Frampton in the final minute of the round with a big right hand.
In the final round, Frampton was able to use his invaluable experience to outbox Quigg who was left searching for a knockout.