By Andrew Graves @andrewgravess
This coming Saturday night Britain's Scott Quigg will make his first defense of his WBA Super Bantamweight title against tough Cuban Yoandris Salinas.
The bout was originally scheduled to take place in Manchester on September 28th on the undercard of the massively anticipated heavyweight clash of David Haye vs Tyson Fury. In a stroke of terrible misfortune only a week away from the event David Haye suffered a cut in sparring and had to pull out of the bout. With the card for the 28th cancelled many people believed Quigg may be denied his opportunity to fight for at the time the vacant WBA belt, Quigg within the next 24 hours would be giving a new lease on life when he found out his promoter Eddie Hearn had the bout rescheduled unbelievably only a week later for the 5th of October at the O2 Arena London main evening an already stacked card which includes Lee Selby as well as making his professional debut Olympic gold medalist Anthony Joshua. Both Quigg and Salinas expected there world title bout to be for the vacant belt, But only a week away from the bout the WBA announced Scott Quigg as their champion officially handing him his first world title, Though on numerous occasions the Brit has claimed "I wont feel like a champion until I fight for it." That's exactly what Quigg can do on Saturday night against the tough Cuban.
Quigg comes into the bout unbeaten holding a professional record of 25-0-1, His only blemish being a draw against fellow Brit Rendell Munroe when after suffering a severe cut the bout was stopped and scored a draw after 4 rounds, In the rematch on the Hatton/Senchenko card Quigg would stop Munroe in the 6th round in a superb performance. Quigg's latest bout was against Brazilian William Prado on the 29th of June in the Bolton Arena, Quigg would put on a punch perfect performance finishing Prado in the 3rd proving he is one of the best Super Bantamweights in world boxing.
The Brit will enter the matchup as the clear favorite, And I just fancy Quigg to stop the Cuban within 6 rounds especially after his last performance. Hopefully setting up a world title clash with Ireland's Carl Frampton in what would be a blockbuster event between a couple of special British fighters.