Jamal Niaz Boston
#TeamMorson boxer Scott Quigg is back in the ring this weekend featuring on another big card from Matchroom Boxing in Boston. This is Quigg’s first fight since his defeat to Oscar Valdez, only his second ever professional loss.
Whilst the Bury-born boxer gave a strong account of himself in defeat, he’ll be looking to get back to winning ways in style on Saturday night and he is confident that he is more than ready.
“Every time you’ll hear fighters say they’ve had a good camp, but this has probably been the best camp I’ve ever had”
Quigg will be facing the tough and experienced Mario Briones and an emphatic win will put him right back on track for another World Title shot:
“Just looking at his record, he seems a solid opponent but from what I’ve seen every time he takes a step up in competition, he loses. But I’m preparing for 12 tough rounds, I approach every fight like a World Title fight”
With a permanent home now in the states and a spot in Freddie Roache’s Wild Card gym, Quigg is well adjusted to the LA Lifestyle:
“The first time I went to the Wild Card gym was in 2009 and I went back every year since for a month’s training, so it made sense to move out there. I always love being in LA itself and the sparring at the gym is unbelievable. Making that transition, it’s like being at school every day because I’m constantly learning”
Earlier in the year Carl Frampton stated that he wishes to rematch Quigg down the line and the Morson fighter is also interested:
“I 100% want a rematch with Carl Frampton, I believe I can beat him. I need a rematch with Frampton and Oscar Valdez. I’ve been back to the drawing board and learnt from those losses. If anyone gets beat and doesn’t want to avenge their losses, then they’re in the wrong game.”
Saturday’s fight will be Scott’s third successive fight outside the UK and he shed light on whether he will be fighting in front of a home crowd again in the near future:
“I’m hoping to fight in the UK again in April but if that doesn’t happen and there’s another big fight in America then that’s where we’ll go. For me, a ring’s a ring and I’ll fight anywhere”
Quigg vs Briones takes place this Saturday night live on Sky Sports and everyone at Morson will be behind Scott.