Frampton tops Quigg by split decision for super-bantam belts

MANCHESTER, England (AP) Carl Frampton added Scott Quigg's WBA super-bantamweight belt to his IBF one by winning their unification fight by split decision on Saturday.

Frampton, from Northern Ireland, was only a slight favorite against local fighter Quigg, and the fight between the unbeaten pair also played out closely over 12 mainly cagey rounds before a sellout crowd of 20,000.

A good final round by Frampton, who frustrated Quigg and came off the ropes with uppercuts, may have decided it for the judges, two of whom scored it 116-112 for Frampton. The third gave it to Quigg by 115-113.

Frampton improved his record to 22-0, having owned the IBF belt for a year.

Quigg's record dropped to 31-1-2, having lost the WBA version he's owned for three years.