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Quigg destroys Munyai

quigg433By Scott Gilfoid: WBA super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (28-0-2, 21 KO’s) destroyed replacement opponent Tshifhiwa Munyai (24-3-1, 12 KO’s) in the 2nd round tonight at the Phones 4u Arena, in Manchester, United Kingdom. Quigg knocked Munyai down twice in the fight.

Quigg knocked Munyai down with a chopping right hand in the 2nd round. Munyai somehow staggered to his feet and was finished off with a flurry of shots while he was up against the ropes. Referee Howard John Foster then stepped in and halted it before Quigg had a chance to put Munyai down again.

In the 1st round, Quigg dropped Munyai down with a left hook to the head near the end of the round. Munyai got back to his feet and barely made it out of the round.

As good as the win was you have to realize that Munyai was brought in with just one week’s notice, and he struggled with making weight on Friday. Munyai looked weight drained to me and he probably shouldn’t have been fighting at all tonight. The way Munyai looked, he probably would have been knocked out by anybody in the division. I hate to take credit away from Quigg for this win, but we are talking about a late minute replacement who couldn’t make the weight.

Munyai was landing well before getting hurt, and it’s too bad we didn’t get a chance to see what he could have done with his power.

Quigg’s promoter Eddie Hearn said after the fight “We want Leo Santa Cruz, and we want Kiko Martinez. The plan is to unify the division. We’re in talks with Santa Cruz’s promoter.”

This is interesting how Hearn is cutting in front of Carl Frampton in trying to line up a unification fight for Quigg. It was thought that Frampton would be next for Santa Cruz, but Hearn looks like he’s going to have Quigg cut in line to get that fight.

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