Carl Frampton believes he will inflict such a comprehensive defeat on Scott Quigg on Saturday that there will be no appetite for a rematch.
The IBF super-bantamweight champion will take on WBA holder Quigg in a unification bout at Manchester Arena.
Neither fighter has tasted defeat in the professional ranks so far, but Frampton is confident he will end Quigg’s unbeaten record in emphatic fashion and dismiss any suggestions of a potential rematch.
“I believe this fight is going to be so one-sided, it will not justify a rematch, TV will not want, Scott Quigg will not want it and will move on to bigger and better things,” he told Sky Sports News HQ.
Frampton secured the IBF strap with a points victory over Kiko Martinez in September 2014 in front of 16,000 boisterous fans in a purpose-built outdoor arena in Belfast’s Titantic Quarter.
But the 29-year-old feels the atmosphere at the Manchester Arena could surpass the scenes witnessed in his home city.
“It’s huge, absolutely huge. The fight against Kiko Martinez, in a purpose-built arena in Belfast, was pretty spectacular,” Frampton added.
“But, I imagine this is going to be every bit as good, if not a bit better. It’s a huge occasion, a long time coming and I am excited now.”