Scott Quigg faces Irish southpaw Jono Carroll in a super-featherweight showdown at the Manchester Arena, this Saturday night.
The Bury native is coming off a second-round stoppage victory over Mario Brones, following a stint at featherweight where he challenged unsuccessfully for the WBO featherweight championship against then-champion Oscar Valdez in March 2018; losing unanimously on the scorecards after a thoroughly punishing twelve rounds.
Mancunian Quigg was also a WBA champion at super bantamweight, having been elevated to full champion prior to an ill-fated unification matchup with similarly undefeated IBF counterpart Carl Frampton in February 2016.
He now will be throwing his proverbial hat into the super-featherweight scene, where charismatic leftie and Dubliner Jono Carroll awaits; someone who is also on the comeback trail after being soundly bested by former IBF titlist Tevin Farmer last March.
It is fair to say that both fighters are renowned for their stubborness and their sheer determination to win, although Carroll is more linear in his approach while Quigg is more inclined to throw shorter punches. Therefore, it is likely that their contest will make for an intriguing clash of styles, one that will probably be fought at a hellacious pace for as long as it lasts.
Ultimately, it is reasonable to expect Quigg to get the nod after twelve rounds.
Also featuring on the undercard is undefeated super-middleweight hopeful Zach Parker against Rohan Murdoch, heavyweight Hughie Fury against Pavel Sour as well as light-middleweight Anthony Fowler facing Jack Flatley.
Article by: Navi Singh
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