Scott Quigg vs. Paulus Ambunda on September 13th in Manchester, UK
By Scott Gilfoid: WBA super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (28-0-2, 21 KOs) has a nice little mismatch coming up in his next fight on September 13th when he faces fringe contender #15 IBF Paulus Ambunda (21-1, 10 KOs) at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK.
This is a case of Quigg being matched against a beatable guy in 33-year-old Ambunda, who was recently beaten last September by Tomoki Kameda by a lopsided 12 round decision. The logical question is why is Quigg fighting a guy that was recently beaten? Who knows?
I guess only his promoter Eddie Hearn knows that answer to that question, but it doesn’t make for an exciting fight when you know that Quigg is facing a fighter that was recently soundly.
“Scott is in scintillating form and ready to stamp his authority on the division, Hearn said to Skysports.com.
If Quigg is in such great shape, then why isn’t Hearn doing the logical thing by putting him in with the overall WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux so that we could see Quigg’s “scintillating form.” I mean, if he’s at the level where Hearn is smothering him with compliments, then he should at least be ready to fight Rigondeaux, right? But then again, Hearn is matching Quigg up against a bottom #15 guy in Ambunda, and that kind of tells you a little something.
If you believe in the guy then why isn’t Quigg being matched against Rigondeaux, Leo Santa Cruz or Chris Avalos? I’m not going to hold my breath waiting for Quigg to be put in with any of those guys.
I’d be happy just to see Quigg fight a rematch against Yoandris Salinas after fighting to a 12 round draw against him last year. That was a life and death fight for Quigg and he failed to prove that he was better than Salinas. Why didn’t Hearn set up a rematch between Quigg and Salinas? Since that fight, Quigg has been matched up against two soft touches in Diego Oscar Silva and Tshifhiwa Munyai.
- Scott Quigg retiring after loss to Jono Carroll
- Boxing Results: Jono Carroll defeats Scott Quigg
- Hearn: ‘If Quigg loses to Carroll, he probably RETIRES’
- Scott Quigg 129.5 vs Jono Carroll 130 – weigh-in results