How big is the Scott Quigg vs Carl Frampton Super Bantamweight title unification match scheduled for the Manchester Arena this coming Saturday, February 27th, 2016?
Well it is big enough to have promoters Eddie Hearn and Barry McGuigan working together to make it happen and the sport books already have preliminary lines for the fight that is still roughly three months away!
The books have opened with Frampton, the IBF world champion a (-185) betting favorite over Quigg, who brings the WBA World title to the table and is returning at (+155).
Both men are criticized for not signing to face the likes of Guillermo Rigondeaux, Leo Santa Cruz or Nonito Donaire in a weight class with a lot of international talent, but the Quigg vs Frampton fight has been talked about for a long-time and the pair is responsible from bringing a new fervor to the smaller weight classes among British fans.
The match was announced with a press tour that kicked off in London and included visits to Quigg's stomping grounds of Manchester and Frampton's home of Belfast.
The old England vs Ireland rivalry is in full effect.
Frampton opens the favorite, the question is, will the British contingent back Quigg and affect the line?
The lines set at the books have the potential to see a lot of back and forth changes for this one.