Scott Quigg vs. Diego Silva on Froch-Groves undercard on November 23rd

quigg4334By Scott Gilfoid: WBA super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (26-0-2, 19 KO’s) will be defending his title against #13 WBO fringe contender Diego Silva (29-2-4, 15 KO’s) on November 23rd on the undercard of Carl Froch vs. George Groves at the Phones 4U Arena in Manchester, UK. It looks like Silva has downgraded his opposition after having survived a scare in fighting to a 12 round draw in his first defense of his title against Yoandris Salinas last October in London.

It’s not a good sign that Quigg couldn’t even beat a fighter like Salinas because this was someone that he was expected to beat or he at least should have been able to beat. It doesn’t say much about Quigg’s staying power as the WBA champion if he can’t even beat the likes of Salinas because it just means that he’s going to have major problems when he’s finally matched against Guillermo Rigondeaux in the future. Based on what I saw of Quigg in the Salinas bout, I don’t rate Quigg could enough to win one round against a talent like Rigondeaux.

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Hearn offers Frampton to fight Quigg next Spring

frampton80By Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn is saying that he made an offer to unbeaten Carl Frampton (16-0, 11 KO’s) to fight Hearn’s fighter WBA super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (26-0-2, 19 KO’s) next Spring.

The fight, if Frampton and his adviser agree to it, will depend on Quigg winning his next title defense on November 23rd against a still to be determined opponent, and Frampton winning his bout this month on October 19th against #4 IBF Jeremy Parodi (35-1-1, 9 KO’s).

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Quigg to fight on Froch-Groves undercard on November 23rd

quigg43By Scott Gilfoid: WBA super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (26-0-1, 19 KO’s) will be making his 2nd defense of his 122 lb. title on the undercard of Carl Froch vs. George Groves fight on November 23rd at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, United Kingdom. There’s no word who the opponent will be, but hopefully it’ll be someone decent given that Quigg will be the co-feature bout.

Quigg fought to a 12 round draw last Saturday night against #2 WBA Yoandris Salinas. A lot of fans thought that Quigg deserved the win, but he made the mistake of fighting passively in the first half of the fight and that ruined his chances of getting a victory.

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Boxing review from the O2

By Dan Henderson: When I arrived at the o2 Arena in London on Saturday I was full off excitement especially after the announcement that Scott Quigg’s world title fight against unbeaten Cuban Yoandris Salinas was added to the bill due to the postponement of the David Haye – Tyson Fury fight and it is this fight where my review will begin.

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Quigg lets it slip

quigg66By Rachel Aylett: The main event on the big London show last night featured the battle for the WBA super-bantamweight title between recently designated champion Scott Quigg, of Bury, England, and former amateur star Yoandris Salinas of Cuba. Both boxers entered the ring undefeated – and both boxers subsequently left the ring undefeated, following the awarding of a draw after 12 hard rounds by the judges.

Fans from outside the UK who haven’t had a chance to see the fight would automatically assume that it was another hometown decision saving the Brit’s bacon. On this occasion they would be wrong, as Quigg looked unlucky not to receive the decision.

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Anthony Joshua stops Leo; Quigg-Salinas ends in draw

joshua656By Scott Gilfoid: Former 2012 super heavyweight British Olympic gold medalist defeated Italy’s Emanuele Leo (8-1, 3 KO’s) by a 1st round TKO tonight at the O2 Arena in London, United Kingdom. Throwing mainly arm punches, Joshua caught Leo by the ropes and flurried on him until he dropped. The fight was then stopped by the referee.

The 6’6″ Joshua looked huge and really muscular, but his power wasn’t impressive at all. I didn’t see any new power from when he was fighting in the amateur ranks, and Leo looked to be about as good a puncher as Joshua. The difference of course was that Leo wasn’t putting his punches together and his defensive lax. He let Joshua catch him with some shots and flurry on him until the stoppage.

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Quigg’s chance to come of age

quigg43By Rachel Aylett: Eddie Hearn promotes a terrific bill of boxing tonight at the 02 Arena in London, which showcases a selection of current and future stars of British boxing. Almost every fight on the card is of real interest in some way or another.

The main event features undefeated super-bantamweight Scott Quigg, 26-0-1 (19), who was recently upgraded from interim to full WBA champion, making his first defence of that title against also-unbeaten Cuban Yoandris Salinas, 20-0-1 (13).

Quigg is on the crest of a wave at the moment, although he says he will not consider himself world champion until he successfully defends that title in the ring tonight. His career has been on an upswing since it began in 2007.

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Hearn makes predictions on Joshua-Leo, Quigg-Salinas & Selby-Walsh

hearn44By Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn is predicting stoppage victories for 3 of his top fighters in action this Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London, UK. Most of the predictions are pretty obvious given the competition that his fighters have.

First off, Hearn is predicting a KO win for heavyweight Anthony Joshua over Emanuele Leo (8-0, 3 KO’s) in their scheduled 6 round fight.

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Scott Quigg and Yoandris Salinas fight for WBA 122 lb. title on September 28th

quigg4334By Scott Gilfoid: This month #1 WBA, Scott Quigg (26-0-1, 19 KO’s) will be fighting #2 WBA, Yoandris Salinas (20-1-1, 13 KO’s) for the WBA World super bantamweight title on September 28th on the undercard of the Tyson Fury vs. David Haye fight at the Manchester Arena (formerly M.E.N Arena), in United Kingdom.

The Quigg-Salinas fight is a real toss up bout because both guys have faced nothing but weak opposition their entire careers, and neither of them are considered to be as talented as the top fighters in the division.

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Five great Brit fights on the horizon

frampton55By Rachel Aylett: Despite recent setbacks for U.K. boxing involving Nathan Cleverly and Ricky Burns, there are wonderful fights in prospect over the next couple of years. Let’s look at five which may or may not happen.


Scott Quigg vs Carl Frampton: This is Britain’s own version of Mayweather-Pacquiao, in that it has been talked about and desired by fight fans for a couple of years now. They have been dancing around each other and have both taken their own paths up the world rankings. As it was with Money/Pacman, the consensus opinion as to who would win has changed back and forth over the months. There is still no obvious favorite. Let’s hope this doesn’t reach the point where the fans start saying “who cares?”

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