Dropping “The Atomic Spider” with a cracking left hook to the jaw towards the end of the opening round, Quigg looked to have the fight all won. Munyai, a late replacement challenger, showed real heart in beating the count and seeing the round out. The end was not far away however. A thudding right hand to the head put the taller man down in the 2nd, and the follow-up barrage gave referee Howard Foster no option but to dive in and wave the fight off. The time was one-minute and 56-seconds.
Quigg defends his title for the second time against the South African and the unbeaten Bury star is targeting a 28th win from his 30th pro fight, and another stoppage to add to the 20 he has on his impressive CV.
Winning the way Quigg wants to will take him closer to one of the many big fights out there in the exciting 122 pound division. Quigg insists that his focus is 100 per cent on tomorrow’s fight as a true professional, but he has ambitions to unify the division against the likes of Kiko Martinez and Leo Santa Cruz – and also settle the brewing rivalry with Belfast’s Carl Frampton.
Scott Quigg defends his WBA World Super Bantamweight title against Tshifhiwa Munyai on Saturday at the Phones 4 u Arena in Manchester live on Sky Sports – and has promised fans they will see him at his very best.
Quigg makes the second defence of his title against the South African and is looking to extend his unbeaten record to 30 fights in style. Last time out the Bury talent saw off Diego Silva in two rounds in the same Arena as the chief-support to Carl Froch’s Brit blockbuster with George Groves in November, and Quigg is excited to be back as the main attraction and ready to show his true class.
SAN DIEGO (APRIL 14, 2014)–This Saturday afternoon, Tshifiwa Munyai will step in for Nehomar Cermeno to challenge Scott Quigg for Quigg’s WBA Super Bantamweight title that will be broadcast live on AWE beginning at 3pm eastern / 12 noon pacific.
The Atomic Spider replaces Cermeno for next Saturday’s bout in Manchester
Scott Quigg will defend his WBA World Super Bantamweight title against Tshifhiwa Munyai on April 19 at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, live on Sky Sports.
Munyai is ranked in the top ten with the WBA and has enjoyed success fighting in England, having won the Commonwealth Bantamweight crown in London in June 2006 against Martin Power, defending it four months later against Lee Haskins and then defeating Power again in a rematch for the title on January 2007.
Quigg defends WBA crown against mandatory Cermeno in Manchester
Bury star tops bill with Crolla, McDonnell, Campbell and Joshua
Scott Quigg will defend his WBA World Super Bantamweight title against mandatory challenger Nehomar Cermeno at the Phones 4u Arena Manchester on April 19, live on Sky Sports.
Quigg was recently elevated to WBA regular champion after winning the interim title last November in a career best performance against fellow Brit Rendall Munroe. The champion however, refuses to acknowledge his new found status, insisting that nothing has been won as of yet.
“I’ll win this fight and that’s when I’ll become world champion,”said Quigg in an interview with Sky Sports. “Nobody wants to win a world title outside of the ring. I want to win this title in the ring against a good opponent.”
And that is what Quigg has in the form of Salinas. The Cuban is undefeated as a professional and is reported to have had over 300 amateur contests, including a victory over Chinese superstar Zou Shiming.