Boxer Scott Quigg sets sights on his next fight

Scott Quigg

Scott Quigg

First published in Sport

Scott Quigg is expected to announce his next fight within a week.

After knocking out Tshifhiwa Munyai inside two rounds in April, the Bury WBA world super-bantamweight champion is now closing in on his next opponent with three main names in the running.

IBF super-bantamweight title holder Kiko Martinez, WBC super-bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz and Carl Frampton are the most likely contenders.

The 25-year-old says there is only one fight that stands head and shoulders above the rest.

“There are three top opponents but the biggest fight out there to catch the imagination of the public would be me against Carl Frampton,” he said.

“That is the one I fancy and after Carl Froch and George Groves this weekend I think that is the biggest fight in British boxing. In the next week or so I am looking to have another opponent confirmed and I am hoping it is going to be one of those three names.”

If the Frampton fight were to happen the Bury boxer insisted the venue would not be an issue, and he would be willing to go to Frampton’s home town of Belfast “in a flash”.

But this encounter looks unlikely in the near future as Frampton has a scheduled fight against Martinez on September 6.

This makes a match-up with Santa Cruz more likely and could take place in Manchester or America.

However it is well known that Quigg is keen to bring a fight to his home town of Bury as he looks to make the JD Stadium ‘Quigg Lane’ for one night only.

The fight is expected to take place in the summer but he could be pitted against a mandatory opponent whilst he bides his time to challenge the winner of Frampton v Martinez.

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