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Quigg faces Cermeno on April 19th

quigg43By Scott Gilfoid: WBA regular super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (27-0-2, 20 KO’s) will be making his third title defense of his WBA 122 lb strap on April 19th against 34-year-old #1 WBA challenger Nehomar Cermeno (22-5-1, 13 KO’s) at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK.

Quigg still hasn’t gotten to the point where the World Boxing Association has ordered him to face the WBA Super World super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux, but when that times comes, we’ll be seeing the last of Quigg as the champion. Rigondeaux will easily beat Quigg, and then it’ll be interesting to see where Quigg goes from there.

It’s difficult to say why Cermeno is ranked #1 by the WBA considering he’s lost 5 out of his last 9 fights with one of the fights being a draw. In other words, Cermeno’s record in the last 9 fights is 3-5-1. Great record, eh? The 122 lb division is hurting for quality contenders for sure, although there is some decent fighters in the division. Cermeno has losses Anselmo Moreno [twice], Fernando Montiel, Victor Terrazas, and Alexander Bakhtin in the last four years. He has, however, won his last two fights against Eduardo Garcia and Oscar Escandon.

Those aren’t exactly household names, though, so it’s safe to say that he’s someone with an inflated ranking going ito this fight. Cermeno has two wins over Cristian Mijares in 2009, which is perhaps the high point of his career. He did fight to an 8 round draw against Yoandris Salinas in 2011. This is the same fighter that Quigg fought to a 12 round draw against last year in October in a fight that Salinas appeared to win.

Cermeno has a wild type of style that can make it tough on his opponents because he’s so different from the way that most guys fight. Cermeno is really aggressive, and he tends to charge forward when he attacks. At times his head comes into contact with his opponent’s heads and it can be brutal looking.

Quigg, 25, is coming off of a 3rd round stoppage win over Diego Oscar Silva from last November. Silva is a fighter with a record that was mostly filled with obscure opposition. Before facing Quigg, Silva had fought only good fighter [Fernando Montiel] during his career and was knocked out in the 3rd round by him in 2009.

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