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Scott Quigg to fight Yoandris Salinas on September 28th for vacant WBA 122 lb. title

By Scott Gilfoid: With WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux being elevated to WBA Super World super bantamweight champion by the World Boxing Association, Rigondeaux’s old strap is now freed up for unbeaten #1 WBA, Scott Quigg (26-0-1, 19 KO’s) to fight for the title against #2 WBA, Yoandris Salinas (20-0-1, 13 KO’s) on September 28th on the Tyson Fury vs. David Haye card at the Manchester Arena in the UK.

Quigg and Salinas will officially be fighting for the vacant WBA World super bantamweight title.

Salinas is a pretty basic fighter. I rate him bottom 20, and nowhere near the #2 spot that the WBA has given him. He’s got a good right hand, but that’s it. No defense, no left hand, and not much in the way of stamina. This is like the WBA giving a title to Quigg, because Salinas is nothing special at all. I seriously rate Salina as below 20 in the division, and you’ll know what I’m talking about when you see him fight.

Quigg is really lucking out by being able to fight a guy like Salinas for the vacant WBA title, because if he were forced to fight Rigondeaux, he’d get clowned by him. It would be such a mismatch that it would be like watching a student getting pummeled by the teacher. Quigg’s promoter Eddie Hearn probably will never let that fight happen as long as he’s Quigg’s promoter, because if he does, Quigg is going to look silly.

There’s not much to say about Salinas other than he’s not even close to being as good some of the basic contenders in the division like Wilfredo Vazquez Jr., Leo Santa Cruz, Vic Darchinyan, Drian Francisco, and Jeffrey Mathebula. Salinas’ wins have come against some really, really poor opponents.

I can’t recognize any of these guys. The only recognizable name on Salinas’ resume is Nehomar Cermeno, and they fought to an 8 round draw two years ago. If Salinas can’t even beat Cermeno, then why on earth does the WBA have him ranked #2? That’s a pretty sorry ranking if you ask me.

Quigg is kind of in the same boat as Salinas is in terms of never having fought anyone good. Quigg’s fights have all pretty much come against domestic level guys like Rendall Munroe and Jason Booth. I don’t know why he’s not been put in with good opposition, but I guess why. Quigg wouldn’t stand a chance against Rigondeaux, and I could see Santa Cruz chopping him down easily.

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