British junior featherweight Scott Quigg is calling out WBC titleholder Leo Santa Cruz. Quigg’s UK rival Carl Frampton was Santa Cruz’s No. 1 challenger but Frampton will face IBF titleholder Kiko Martinez on Sept. 6. Quigg told RingTV.com: “This is the one I’ve always wanted and I’m 100 percent convinced that I’ll beat him.”
No less than 18 RING-rated fighters were in action over the past two weeks, including RING heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and two young welterweight standouts, Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter, who advanced in the 147-pound rankings.
British junior featherweight ace Scott Quigg swept aside late replacement Tshifhuwa Munyai in two rounds at the Manchester Arena in England on Saturday. “I wanted to make a statement and I promised that you would see the best of me,” said Quigg.
Unbeaten junior featherweight standout Scott Quigg is focused on late-substitute Tshifhiwa Munyai, who he faces in Manchester, England, on Saturday, but he’s looking for showdowns with titleholders Leo Santa Cruz and Kiko Martinez, and fellow British star Carl Frampton.
Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook brings plenty of news, starting with info on WBO 140-pound titlist Ruslan Provodnikov’s next defense against New York’s Chris Algieri.
Fast rising junior featherweight star Kid Galahad (real name Barry Awad) posted a routine 12 round unanimous decision over Sergio Prado to claim the vacant European title in his hometown of Sheffield, England.
Ricky Burns defends his lightweight title against Terence Crawford on Saturday in perhaps his toughest test yet. Will he come out on top? The UK’s top fighters from the past and present seem to believe so.
Junior featherweightweight contender Scott Quigg and middleweight veteran Andy Lee won by second-round knockouts, while lightweight standout Anthony Crolla notched a six-round stoppage on the Carl Froch-George Groves undercard on Saturday.
Puerto Rico’s Roman “Rocky” Martinez will put his WBO junior lightweight belt on the line against RING featherweight champion Mikey Garcia on Saturday.
After a promotional change earlier in the year and a fight postponement due to injury, undefeated junior featherweight contender Carl Frampton is ready to make up for lost time. The popular Belfast native, who fights Jeremy Parodi in his hometown on Saturday, has set sights on UK rival Scott Quigg and newly crowned IBF beltholder Kiko Martinez.
Junior welterweight Ruslan Provodnikov, who will face WBO beltholder Mike Alvarado on Oct. 19, said that he is pulling for both Tim Bradley and Manny Pacquiao in their respective fights with Juan Manuel Marquez and Brandon Rios.
As part of the wrap-up to last Saturday’s majority decision by Floyd Mayweather Jr. over Canelo Alvarez, Showtime will air the final episode of All Access: Mayweather vs. Canelo.