By 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.