Scott Quigg’s career languishing after victory over Munroe
By Scott Gilfoid: It’s been five months since unbeaten Scott Quigg (25-0-1, 18 KO’s) stopped Rendall Munroe in the 6th round last November to pick up the interim WBA super bantamweight title in Manchester, UK and yet Quigg still doesn’t have a fight scheduled or anything being talked about.
At this rate Quigg will be lucky if he fights more than once in 2013. Talk about wasting your career. Quigg’s promoter is likely going to have to put him in with some fodder opposition if he wants to get him to fight more than once this year because if he matches him up with someone quality it’s going to eat a lot of time for him to prepare and the fight to be promoted.
Quigg’s promoter, Hatton Promotions, is said to be working on lining up a TV deal for his next fight.
Quigg’s trainer Joe Gallagher said to Sky Sports News: “We’ve got to start now and if nothing happens by then he’s going to be one unhappy bunny. Scott Quigg’s in training, we’re just waiting on the Hatton’s to come up with some dates.”
You have to wonder how much longer Quigg will remain with Hatton Promotions if he’s unable to get fights. He’s already burned up five months and that could easily stretch into another five months to where he’ll have very little to show for the year.
Quigg is going to be way out of his class when he eventually does get a shot at the WBA 122 lb. title against WBA champion Guillermo Rigondeaux or Nonito Donaire, if he’s able to defeat Rigondeaux on April 13th and take his WBA title.
I can’t see Donaire wasting a fight on an unknown fighter like Quigg, so we’ll likely see Donaire vacate the title at some point rather than choosing to fight someone that the American boxing fans have never heard of.
There’s no upside in Donaire facing Quigg if he gets past Rigondeaux, but there is an upside for Rigondeaux to defend his title against Quigg because he needs to hold onto his title for as long as possible to become a more popular fighter.
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- Scott Quigg 129.5 vs Jono Carroll 130 – weigh-in results