Wednesday 28 June 2017

Battered Scott Quigg tweets picture after broken jaw surgery following Carl Frampton loss

Scott Quigg fought for eight rounds with a broken jaw
Scott Quigg fought for eight rounds with a broken jaw

Defeated Scott Quigg is recovering after undergoing surgery for a broken jaw he suffered at the hands of Belfast boxer Carl Frampton.

The Bury man had his jaw broken during the fourth round of the long-awaited world title unification super-bantamweight clash with Frampton in Manchester Arena on Saturday night.

The fight went the distance of 12 rounds with The Jackal winning on points following a split decision from the judges.

The fierce rivalry between the pair reached fever-pitch last week as tensions rose in heated clashes at the final Press conference and the weigh-in.

Manchester was flooded with fans from Northern Ireland supporting The Jackal in the days leading up to the long-anticipated clash and they cheered him to victory in unifying the IBF and WBA super-bantamweight titles.

After the fight Frampton and his team visited Quigg's dressing room where they were joined by Wayne Rooney - the fighters embraced and wish each other well.

As The Jackal returned victorious to Belfast to a hero's welcome with the IBF and WBA belts - Quigg was scheduling a trip to hospital.

Frampton tweeted wishing him well in his recovery as he returned to find Belfast's City Hall lit up in green and white - the colours of his beloved Northern Ireland football team.

Quigg took to Twitter with a picture of his swollen jaw saying: "Very sore but a very successful operation..can't thank you enough for all the support. I will be back soon."


Meanwhile, it was  back to "normality" for Frampton who was enjoying being back home.

He tweeted: "Home sweet home. Bedtime story for my little girl and school run tomorrow. Back to normality."

Belfast Telegraph

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