Scott Quigg returns to the Manchester Arena for the first time since 2016 when he takes on Ireland's Jono Carroll. Before they hit the Arena on March 7, let's take a look at Scott Quigg's top five wins of his career.
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Scott Quigg is a former WBA (Regular) Super Bantamweight champion and after his last three fights took place in Monaco, California and Boston, the Bury-born fighter is back in familiar surroundings.
The Manchester Arena was a second home to Quigg, he has fought there seven times with his only defeat coming against Carl Frampton when he lost his belt on a split decision back in 2016.
Quigg is now fighting at super featherweight and will be looking for an impressive performance to get him back in the world title picture.
Here is a look back at his best five fights during his nine-year professional career.
5. Scott Quigg vs Diego Oscar Silva – November 23, 2013
This fight was part of the first Carl Froch versus George Groves undercard at the Manchester Arena, but it was Quigg’s performance that set a few tongues wagging.
This was Quigg’s second fight in the space of a month after he had gone a gruelling 12 rounds with Yoandris Salinas at The O2 Arena in London on the undercard of Kevin Mitchell versus Marco Antonio Lopez.
Quigg was never in any trouble and he didn’t look fatigued from his earlier bout. He dropped Silva in the second round with a sublime uppercut before ending it moments later when he knocked him down again, forcing the referee to end the contest.
4. Scott Quigg vs Stephane Jamoye – September 13, 2014
This was Quigg’s fourth defence of his title, but the build-up to the fight was not as plain sailing as it should have been.
Quigg was scheduled to fight Paulus Ambunda, but he pulled out with less than three weeks to go before the fight. Jamoye, who was a former title challenger and had stopped Lee Haskins two years earlier, stepped in so the night could still continue.
Many people thought Quigg would be tested to the max in this one, but he had other ideas. This one didn’t even last three rounds as landed a devastating body shot that left Jamoye in no condition to fight on.
3. Scott Quigg vs Mario Briones – October 2018
Quigg might not have been fighting the biggest name in the super featherweight division, but this victory proved the Bury man still had the fight and desire to be world champion once again.
The fight took place at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on the undercard for Demetrius Andrade against Walter Kautondokwa. Quigg was once again in a hurry as he stopped Briones in the second round of a scheduled eight round fight.
Quigg got back to winning ways following defeat to Oscar Valdez with an explosive but quickfire performance. Quigg was always on the front foot and he ended this in round two when he sent a succession of uppercuts in the direction of Briones and he had no answer to them.
He then trapped him on the ropes and unleashed a barrage of punches until the referee jumped in and stopped it.
2. Scott Quigg vs Rendall Munroe – November 24, 2012
This was the second time these two had shared a ring following their technical draw at the Manchester Velodrome just five months earlier after Munroe was cut from an accidental clash of heads.
This was Quigg’s first appearance at the Manchester Arena and the scene of his world title win on the undercard of Ricky Hatton’s return fight against Vyacheslav Senchenko.
Quigg made sure there was no way they could prevent him from being world champion as he stopped Munroe in the sixth round after he dropped him to the canvas twice with some powerful body shots to become champion.
1. Scott Quigg vs Kiko Martinez – July 18. 2015
Until Quigg fought Carl Frampton in 2016, Kiko Martinez was arguably his toughest opponent. The Spaniard had been in the ring with the likes of Frampton, Munroe, George Gachechiladze, Bernard Dunne and Hozumi Hasegawa.
Quigg was at the stage of his career where he didn’t care who was in front of him, he had the confidence and the belief to knock them all out. He dispatched of Martinez inside two rounds despite not firing on all cylinders in the first round.
He got his bearings in the second and showed how powerful he can be by hitting Martinez with a fierce uppercut that sent his opponent crashing to the canvas.