By Scott Gilfoid: WBA World super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (28-0-2, 21 KOs) will be fighting #10 WBC bantamweight contender Stephane Jamoye (26-5, 16 KOs) on September 13th at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom.
Quigg was supposed to be fighting Paulus Ambunda, but he suffered a hamstring pull during training and had to pull out of the fight.
What’s interesting about Quigg facing the 24-year-old Jamoye on September 13th is the fact that Jamoye has lost 2 out of his last 3 fights. You don’t see that a lot, a champion fighting a contender struggling like Jamoye has been recently.
I’m just wondering what Quigg’s promoter Eddie Hearn was thinking when he picked Jamaye to take the fight. I mean, losing 2 out of your last 3 fights should, under normal circumstances, make the challenger not worthy of fighting for a world title.
Jamoye was stopped in the 9th round last April by WBC bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka. In his fight before that, Jamoye lost his European bantamweight title to Karim Guerfi by a 12 round majority decision last year in September.
In 2011, Jamoye was destroyed by Leo Santa Cruz by a 6th round TKO. Jamoye was beaten by Jamie McDonnell by a 12 round majority decision in January of 2011. In 2010, Tomoki Kameda defeated Jamoye by a 10 round decision. As you can see, each time Jamoye has attempted to beat a decent to good fighter, he’s been beaten.
Something tells me that Quigg is going to beat Jamoye on September 13th. I’m not sure if it’s because Jamoye is the smaller fighter or because of all the times he was beaten when he attempted to step it up a level. I just think this is a fight that Quigg can win.
I don’t give Quigg any chances of ever beating WBA Super World super bantamweight champion, and I suppose when/if the World Boxing Association ever orders a Quigg-Rigondeaux fight, Quigg will taste defeat for the first time in his career. I would hope that Quigg wouldn’t vacate to avoid that fight, but you never know.
Quigg has won his last two fights against Tshifhiwa Munyai and Diego Oscar Silva. Before that, Quigg fought to a controversial draw against Yoandris Salinas.
Heavyweight Anthony Joshua will be on the card against an opponent still to be determined. Lightweight Anthony Crolla will be defending his WBO Inter-Continental lightweight strap against Gamaliel Diaz. It’s too bad Hearn didn’t match Crolla up against Ricky Burns because that would be an entertaining fight.