Boxing

Scott Quigg set for world title shot?

Quigg made an impressive debut under the Matchroom. (©GettyImages)
Quigg made an impressive debut under the Matchroom. (©GettyImages).

Scott Quigg is a 24-year-old Super-bantamweight with the world at his feet.

Following a very impressive display against William Prado, in which he showcased just how good he is, there are calls for a world title fight.

Quigg was heading into the match with a record of 24 wins and one draw with a very impressive 17 knock outs.

This was his first fight following his switch to the ever-growing Eddie Hearn run Matchroom Sport stable - a move that should prove to be very astute as it will allow him to box much more regularly than before, and will gain him a lot more exposure by being able to box on Sky Sports. 

Quigg was pretty much punch-perfect in this fight and showed that despite this being his first outing in nine months, he is an ever-improving fighter who can go all the way in the sport. He was too quick, too strong and too skilful for Prado and completely dominated the fight whilst it lasted.

Quigg finished off Prado in the 3rd round following some great work to the body earlier in the round. It was a very impressive showing as he looked several classes above his opponent. 

Following the fight, Quigg spoke to Sky Sports about his opponent. He said: "He's never been stopped before, he's tough but I don't think he'd ever been hit that often and I broke him down in three rounds basically."

This is very true as his opponent came into the fight with a record of 21-3-1 and 14 knock outs. Prado hadn't really been in with any top level fighters, and Quigg was expected to win.

Despite this, Quigg's performance was still impressive as he barely made a mistake or got caught with a shot at all. It was an absolute masterclass.

Hearn is keen to get Quigg back out sooner rather than later on the Hull bill, which includes the likes of Kell Brook, Luke Campbell and Anthony Ogogo. This would just be a warm-up for the seemingly pending world title shot later this year.

The WBA have ordered purse-bids for Quigg to face Salinas for the world title. This would be a fantastic opportunity for Quigg and one which he would jump at. I would see him winning this fight and perhaps going on to face domestic rival Carl Frampton. 

A fight with Frampton with a world title on the line would be huge! Both are very good boxers who are exciting to fight and it would have the boxing community split on who would win. I really hope this can take place in the future.

In the mean time, Quigg needs to keep on training hard with Joe Gallagher and take one fight at a time. I'm sure he will do this and remain grounded and work hard. He is still young and improving but he looks to be a top level fighter. 

 

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