WBA (reg) 122 lb champion Scott Quigg despatched his toughest foe to date – Kiko Martinez – in considerable style last night in Manchester, blowing away the Spaniard with what appeared to be consummate ease, setting up some big-money fights against the likes of Nonito Donaire – and God willing for the British fans- Carl Frampton, who survived his own scares in El Paso against tough Mexican Alejandro Gonzalez Jr.
Talking to iFLtv immediately following the victory, the Bury man was upbeat about the future, insisting it is those big fights he so desires, against the best of the best, and after last night’s win, he hopes they will be a little easier to come by;
“These are the (type of) fights that I’ve been wanting. We’ve been trying to make them fights, we’re trying to make the fights that people want to see but through no fault of my own, they’ve not been able to be made.”
“I’m still gonna get critics and doubters after that performance – and again, that’s fine. I’ll just go out and I’ll train even harder, put more work in and keep proving them wrong.”
And talking about rival Frampton, whose fight was still going as Quigg was being interviewed, the Bury fighter said with a wry smile;
“Well the canvas must be a bit slippy if he’s gone down a couple of times! All joking aside, I hope he wins and it is what it is. I think he’ll come through, I’m pretty sure he’ll come through.”
And on his own future;
“It’s about whoever they put in front of me, I’ll go out there and do a job. I want these big fights and I do believe that I’m the best in the world.”