Boxing

Scott Quigg earns world-title showdown

Quigg is relishing the fight. (©GettyImages)
Quigg is relishing the fight. (©GettyImages).

Scott Quigg will have the opportunity to become a world champion later this year after it was announced he will face Yoandris Salinas for the vacant WBA Super-Bantamweight title.

Although no date or venue has been set as of yet, the fight will take place in Britain after Matchroom Sport and Golden Boy Promotions came to an agreement.

Quigg is relishing facing Salinas - the unbeaten, Cuban-born fighter - as he looks to secure the bantamweight title.

"I'll be working hard over the summer to get ready for the clash, Salinas is a classy operator but I will be 100 per cent ready to take that title," said the 24-year-old.

"It's great news that this fight has been made and will be in England. 

"I was thrilled to get back into the ring in Bolton. It had been a frustrating wait but now I've got the ring rust off and we've this World title shot, it's all been worth it.

"I'll be working hard over the summer to get ready for the clash, Salinas is a classy operator but I will be 100 per cent ready to take that title," added Quigg.

Quigg will be hoping to add to his near immaculate record in professional outings so far - winning 26 out of 27 - with the only other deemed a technical draw.

He will not get a tougher than opponent Salinas - nicknamed "El Nino" - at the current time though, as he remains unbeaten in professional boxing.

Promoter Eddie Hearn - who has just added Quigg to his list of fighters - is confident Quigg can get the job done in this world title shot.

"I'm over the moon that we have been able to get this done, Scott is ready to go win this World title," he said.

"Salinas is a quality fighter but we have every confidence that Scott will get the job done on a special night for British boxing."

 

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