Scott Quigg is ready for new opponent

Quigg will now defend his WBA Super-Bantamweight belt against Tshifhiwa Munyai on April 19 after original opponent Nehomar Cermeno was forced to pull out of the bout. The Bury-born 25-year-old had been set to face Venezuelan Cermeno at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, live on Sky Sports, but visa issues have now scuppered that initial plan. Now Quigg instead takes on Munyai, a fighter who is no stranger to appearing in England having won the Commonwealth Bantamweight crown back in June 2006, against Martin Power. The South African successfully defended the strap against Lee Haskins later that same year …

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Quigg defends WBA crown against Munyai

The Atomic Spider replaces Cermeno for next Saturday’s bout in Manchester Scott Quigg will defend his WBA World Super Bantamweight title against Tshifhiwa Munyai on April 19 at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, live on Sky Sports. Munyai is ranked in the top ten with the WBA and has enjoyed success fighting in England, having won the Commonwealth Bantamweight crown in London in June 2006 against Martin Power, defending it four months later against Lee Haskins and then defeating Power again in a rematch for the title on January 2007. The 28 year old WBA Pan African champion replaces …

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‘I’m just an ordinary lad who likes to box,’ says humble world boxing champion Scott Quigg

Great feature from the Bury Times: WORLD boxing champion Scott Quigg steps into the ring at Manchester’s Phones4U Arena later this month hoping to make his fellow Buryites proud once more. The 25-year-old tops the bill for the first time just along Bury New Road in the heart of the city on April 19. And after experiencing the big-fight atmosphere in November as chief support on the Carl Froch v George Groves bill, he is again expecting to be blown away by a partisan Mancunian crowd when he defends his WBA super-bantamweight title against Venezuelan Nehomar Cermeno. Quigg’s hometown pride …

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Manchester Cruiserweight Sam Hyde added to Quigg v Cermeno undercard

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Frank Warren talks about North East Boxing, Scott Quigg and Carl Frampton.

Courtesy of By Frank Warren Given all the hard men who’ve grafted in the local docks and pits, it’s always been a mystery to me why the sports mad north-east of England has struggled to produce more world class prizefighters. Prior to last December, only Annfield Plain cruiserweight Glenn McCrory had made it to the sport’s summit, capturing the IBF crown back in 1989. Subsequently, Sunderland bantam Billy Hardy and Hartlepool super-bantam Michael Hunter faltered in valiant challenges for global glory. Remarkable then that this evening, at what should be a full Newcastle Arena, two battlers from the region, …

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SCOTT QUIGG can’t wait to emulate childhood hero Ricky Hatton and get Manchester rocking.

Courtesy Daily Star Quigg was in the crowd aged just 16 when Hatton beat Kostya Tszyu at the MEN Arena to win the IBF light-welterweight title back in 2005. And he wants to cause as big a stir when he tops the bill at the same venue for the first time defending his WBA super-bantamweight title against Nehomar Cermeno on April 19. Bury fighter Quigg, now 25, said: “When it really hit me was when I was watching Ricky Hatton and Kostya Tszyu When he made his entrance, I was looking round at the fans and the atmosphere and I …

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Is Scott Quigg vs. Carl Frampton possible if each wins his next fight?

courtesy Scott Quigg and Carl Frampton gearing up to cross paths: Over the space of two weeks in early April, super bantamweight rivals Scott Quigg and Carl Frampton will square off against tough opponents as they gear up to meet each other in the ring down the line. Quigg, the WBA titleholder, fights awkward Nehomar Cermeno in the second defense of his title, while Frampton takes on gritty Mexican Hugo Cazares in a final eliminator for the WBC title currently held by Leo Santa Cruz. Here I discuss each of their fights and assess the chances of them meeting …

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John Murray talks about boxing on the undercard of Quigg v Cermeno

Former World title challenger John Murray says that beating Anthony Crolla will earn him the respect he believes his career deserves. The Mancunian pair meet at the Phones 4u Arena on April 19 as chief support to Scott Quigg’s WBA bantamweight title defence against Panamanian Nehomar Cermeno, but the Crolla-Murray match has the potential to upstage the main event, and is a highly anticipated domestic lightweight clash. A rematch for Murray against Kevin Mitchell or a dust-up with former WBO champion Ricky Burns are both potential carrots being dangled in front of the Wythenshawe fighter, who began his career almost …

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Yoandris Salinas To Face Oscar Escandon on May 31

courtesy By Ben Jacobs South Florida-based Cuban Yoandris Salinas (20-0-2, 13KOs) will return to the ring on May 31 in Las Vegas against Colombian Óscar Escandón (22-1, 15KOs). Salinas will be looking to get back into the title mix at 122lbs following his draw in London last October against current WBA champion Scott Quigg. The two men share a common opponent in Nehomar Cermeño who himself will be challenging Scott Quigg on April 19 in Manchester. Salinas drew with Cermeño while Escandón suffered a split decision loss.

Galahad chasing Quigg and Frampton

Courtesy Sheffield super-bantamweight Kid Galahad hopes to move into the world title reckoning by claiming the vacant European crown at the expense of Spaniard Sergio Prado in Sheffield on Saturday night. The 24-year-old knows an impressive performance could help him force a fight with either Scott Quigg or Carl Frampton in what could be an enticing domestic showdown. Galahad has won all 15 of his professional fights but struggled to impress last time out when he stopped Liverpool opponent James Dickens in the 10th round of their bout in Rotherham. Galahad told “Hopefully I can fight either Quigg …

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