Scott Quigg to fight in November

By Boxing News - 07/13/2016 - Comments


By Scott Gilfoid: Former WBA World super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (31-1, 23 KOs) will be returning to the ring in November against an opponent still to be determined. The 27-year-old has been out of the ring since suffering a broken jaw in his 12 round split decision loss to former IBF/WBA 122lb champion Carl Frampton last February, Quigg says he’d like a rematch with Frampton in the near future so that he can try and avenge the loss.

With Frampton facing WBA featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz on July 30, and very likely to lose that fight, it’s quite possible that we could see Quigg and him facing each other real soon in a rematch.

“I’ll be doing a camp before a camp but I am now looking to make progress and I’m aiming for November,” said Quigg to “I will go straight back at the top level. I want to get back to the very top as soon as possible. I see people saying ‘he needs to move on’, but move on where? I am a winner and I want to avenge that loss. That was the biggest fight of my career but it didn’t go my way. If you want to move down a different path, it is quitting.”

Well, it’s pretty obvious that Frampton is the only big money fight out there for Quigg. Since it doesn’t seem like Quigg is all that interested in facing Guillermo Rigondeaux, the fighter that is considered to be in the best in the super bantamweight division, there’s not much else out there in the division for him to fight.

Maybe Quigg’s promoter Eddie Hearn could match him up against WBO champion Nonito Donaire, but that would be a really tough fight for Quigg because Donaire is a huge puncher at 122. If a guy like Frampton was able to break Quigg’s jaw, just imagine what Donaire could do. He’s a tremendous puncher with one-punch power.

If Quigg moves up in weight to featherweight, there are landmines all over the division that are sprinkled here and there. If Quigg steps on them, they’re likely to go off. If Hearn puts Quigg in with the likes of Santa Cruz, Gary Russell Jr, Jesus Cuellar, Oscar Valdez or Lee Selby, I see things ending badly for Quigg. I rate those fighters as well above him. Quigg is probably better off being a big fish in a small pond at 122 than he is at moving up to 126 and ending up as just one of the minnows that is swimming around trying to not to get eaten up by the sharks in the division.