Battered Scott Quigg tweets picture after broken jaw surgery following Carl Frampton loss
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.
Very sore but a very successful operation..can't thank you enough for all the support. I will be back soon pic.twitter.com/xaUESY6YRR— Scott Quigg (@scottquigg) February 28, 2016
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."
Home sweet home. Bedtime story for my little girl and school run tomorrow. Back to normality— Carl Frampton (@RealCFrampton) February 28, 2016
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."