Quigg to fight on Froch-Groves undercard on November 23rd
By Scott Gilfoid: WBA super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (26-0-1, 19 KO’s) will be making his 2nd defense of his 122 lb. title on the undercard of Carl Froch vs. George Groves fight on November 23rd at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, United Kingdom. There’s no word who the opponent will be, but hopefully it’ll be someone decent given that Quigg will be the co-feature bout.
Quigg fought to a 12 round draw last Saturday night against #2 WBA Yoandris Salinas. A lot of fans thought that Quigg deserved the win, but he made the mistake of fighting passively in the first half of the fight and that ruined his chances of getting a victory.
I thought the draw was a good decision because you don’t want to give victories to champions unless they’ve proven that they’re the better fighter by working hard for the full 12 rounds instead of just 6 rounds, which is what we saw last Saturday night from Quigg. The judges scored it 114-114, 114-114, and 115-113. When you have that many judges that are in agreement in a fight, it tells you that they didn’t see one guy really distinguishing himself.
What I saw from that fight was that Quigg isn’t the same league as Carl Frampton. I don’t see Quigg doing well at all against Frampton, and I’m not surprised that Quigg’s promoter Eddie Hearn isn’t in a hurry to match Quigg up with Frampton because that’s pretty much a loss for Quigg when and if that fight eventually happens.
Of course, neither Frampton of Quigg are in the same league as Guillermo Rigondeax, the WBA and WBO super bantamweight champion. Hearn would do well to make sure that Quigg stays far away from Rigondeaux because he would probably totally dominate Quigg without any problems.
Quigg is a decent fighter, but not really what you would call a champion type of a fighter. He’s a champion, but only because there are 4 different divisions and with some of the divisions having more than one champion like the WBA, for example.
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