By Scott Gilfoid: With WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux being elevated to WBA Super World super bantamweight champion by the World Boxing Association, Rigondeaux’s old strap is now freed up for unbeaten #1 WBA, Scott Quigg (26-0-1, 19 KO’s) to fight for the title against #2 WBA, Yoandris Salinas (20-0-1, 13 KO’s) on September 28th on the Tyson Fury vs. David Haye card at the Manchester Arena in the UK.
By Scott Gilfoid: Interim WBA super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (26-0-1, 19 KO’s) will be facing #2 WBA Yoandris Salinas (20-0-1, 13 KO’s) for the vacant WBA super bantamweight title later this year. Quigg’s and Salinas’ promoters have agreed on the fight, and the only thing left is to decide on a date and a venue.
What is known is the fight will be staged in the UK rather than United States Cuban former amateur star now lives in Miami, Florida.
Quigg said to Sky Sports, “Salinas is a classy operator but I will be 100 per cent ready to take that title.”
By JK James: Anyone who follows British boxing and in particular boxing on Sky Sports are aware that Eddie Hearn has all but secured three of his fighters world title shots. Darren Barker (25-1-0,16ko’s) has a an upcoming shot at Daniel Geale (29-1-0,15ko’s) for the IBF middleweight title, Adonis Stevenson (21-1-0,18ko’s) has reportedly been ordered to defend his WBC light heavyweight title against mandatory challenger Tony Bellew (20-1-1,12ko’s) and Scott Quigg (26-0-1,19ko’s) has been ordered to fight for the vacant WBA super bantamweight title against Yoandri Salinas(20-0-1,13ko’s).
In my opinion all three of these upcoming fights are legitimate opportunities for Matchroom fighters to win world title’s unlike the efforts of Gavin Rees in his hearty effort against Adrien Broner and the instantly forgettable fight between Lee Purdy and Devon Alexander. Here I will look at each fighters credentials in there attempt to win there maiden world championships.
By Mohummad Humza Elahi: – UK Edition Twitter @MHE_1985 Although a lot of column inches are devoted to the current cream of the crop in the boxing world, those who want to keep an eye on future contenders (and are more unfamiliar to wider audiences outside the UK) may want to look at highlight reels of the following fighters, who I believe could be competing on a world level in the next two years or more.
Lee Selby (14-1, 6KO’s) Selby has already shown he has the makings of a marketable star. The only one of the five with a blemish on his record, I believe this has only spurred Selby on to prove his doubters wrong. The Welshman has trained at the Mayweather Boxing Gym and some of the swagger (and pad routines) has rubbed off.
By Scott Gilfoid: WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (12-0, 8 KO’s) is in need of an opponent for his next title defense of his two 122 pound straps. Rigondeaux’s manager Gary Hyde is interested in matching Rigondeaux up against the #7 WBA Carl Frampton (16-0, 11 KO’s) or former two division world champion Abner Mares.
However, due to the Golden Boy – Top Rank feud that’s still going on, a fight between the Top Rank promoted Rigondeaux and the Golden Boy promoted Mares would seem to be all but impossible. As such, that leaves Frampton or the WBA interim super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (25-0-1, 18 KO’s) as viable targets for the 32-year-old Rigondeaux to pick from.
By Scott Gilfoid: It’s been five months since unbeaten Scott Quigg (25-0-1, 18 KO’s) stopped Rendall Munroe in the 6th round last November to pick up the interim WBA super bantamweight title in Manchester, UK and yet Quigg still doesn’t have a fight scheduled or anything being talked about.
At this rate Quigg will be lucky if he fights more than once in 2013. Talk about wasting your career. Quigg’s promoter is likely going to have to put him in with some fodder opposition if he wants to get him to fight more than once this year because if he matches him up with someone quality it’s going to eat a lot of time for him to prepare and the fight to be promoted.
Quigg’s promoter, Hatton Promotions, is said to be working on lining up a TV deal for his next fight.
By Scott Gilfoid: EBU super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton (16-0, 11 KO’s) didn’t exactly sound motivated when he was asked last night if he would be interested in fighting interim WBA super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg in his next fight.
The look on Frampton’s face spoke volumes, as he immediately froze for a second before he finally spit out this answer: “Hopefully we’ll fight one of these days. It’s what the British people want; it’s bigger than [David] Price – [Tyson] Fury.”
At that point in the conversation, Frampton was quickly cut off by his promoter Eddie Hearn, who started getting animated, saying this and that about how Frampton is a huge star and how he sells out arenas. Hearn ended his frantic monologue with these words “Scott Quigg needs Frampton, that’s the difference.”
By Scott Gilfoid: Newly crowned EBU super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton (16-0, 11 KO’s) will be back in the ring on May 11th, says his promoter Eddie Hearn, but it probably won’t be against interim WBA super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg because Hearn doesn’t appear all that interested in making that fight based on the comments he made after Frampton’s 9th round TKO win over Kiko Martinez (27-4, 19 KO’s) last Saturday night at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.
Hearn said “The kid [Frampton] is a world beater. He’s going right to the top. We’re already looking at May 11th to be back here. The IBF title; I’d say we’re going to get a shot [at some point in the future], and even the WBC title.
By Ed Hoyle: For the first time tonight since his brutal TKO loss at the hands of Manny Pacquaio, Ricky Hatton will be once again gracing the boxing ring. Since Hatton’s temporary retirement, other British stars have been gradually edging their way towards potential stardom; most notably, the undefeated Kell Brook and David Price. Scottish star, Ricky Burns has practically sealed his legacy, coming off an impressive TKO of England’s crafty Kevin Mitchell earlier this year.
However, there’s no denying the sport has been missing the Mancunian’s infectious charisma and entertaining style. The void that was left, when Hatton retired with a whimper has finally been refilled and after Friday’s weigh in, there’s curious optimism amongst the boxing public that he’s back for real.
By William Mackay: Scott Quigg (24-0-1, 17 KO’s) dominated former European and Commonwealth super bantamweight champion Rendall Munroe (24-2-1, 10 KO’s) tonight in stopping him in the 6th round to capture the interim WBA World super bantamweight title on the undercard of the Ricky Hatton vs. Vyacheslav Senchenko undercard at the Manchester Arena, Manchester, England.
Quigg, 24, knocked the 32-year-old Munroe down twice in the 6th round to get the stoppage. Quigg knocked Munroe down initially with a hard left to the body. Quigg then finished Munroe off with a hard right to the body that put Munroe down on one knee. The fight was then halted after Munroe couldn’t back to his feet.