Scott Quigg

Scott Quigg
Rated at
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)[1]
Nationality British
Born (1988-10-09) 9 October 1988
Bury, Greater Manchester,
Boxing record
Total fights 34
Wins 31
Wins by KO 23
Losses 1
Draws 2

Scott Quigg (born 9 October 1988) is a British professional boxer who held the WBA (Regular) super-bantamweight title from 2013 to 2016.

Professional career

Early career

Quigg's professional debut came at the age of 18 on 21 April 2007 with a victory over Gary Shiel at the Jarvis Hotel in Manchester. Throughout the rest of the year he won on four more occasions giving him a record of 5–0 at the end of 2007. Quigg fought six more times in 2008, winning on each occasion, a run that included a victory over Ghana's tough journeyman Sumaila Badu in just the first round of a four round contest. Watching the contest Boxing News reporter Danny Flexen claimed that after watching over 50 live shows he had "never seen a more complete prospect " with less than 10 fights under his belt.[2]

Quigg remained unbeaten with a further five victories on Hatton Promotions bills in 2009.[3] In his last fight of the year on 27 November Quigg met and stopped the former Ukrainian national champion and former European title challenger Yuriy Voronin in the sixth round of an 8 round fight at the Robin Park Centre in Wigan.[4]

In 2010 Quigg defeated journeyman Nikita Lukin in Stoke on 19 February and then went on to meet Andrey Kostin in his home town of Bury on 29 May. The victory over Kostin was particularly notable in that it was the first time a professional contest had been held in the town since the local council banned the sport 13 years previously, lifting the ban only so that Quigg could compete in his home town.[5] Quigg's homecoming didn't last too long as he triumphed with a stoppage over his Russian opponent in just one round and in front of 1200 fans saying after the fight that "this was one of the best days of my life".[6][7]

Quigg fought a British title eliminator against tough Scotsman Gavin Reid in his next fight on 16 July 2010. The fight at the Bolton Arena resulted in a 9th round stoppage win for Quigg against a man who had previously gone the distance in a challenge for the Scottish national title.[8]

WBA Inter-Continental champion

On 25 September 2010 Quigg returned to the Castle Leisure Centre in Bury to compete for the WBA Inter-Continental title against Argentinian boxer Santiago Allione stopping him in the third round.[9] He defended his title on 26 November 2010 at the Reebok Stadium in Bolton on the undercard of Matthew Hatton's European title defence against Roberto Belge. His opponent, the experienced Frenchman Daniel Kodjo Sassou had won the IBF International title in his last fight against Arsen Martirosyan. Quigg managed to put Sassou down in the 7th round before running out a unanimous points winner over 12 rounds.[10]

Quigg defeated Venezuela's Franklin Varela via a 7th round stoppage in his second defence on 23 July 2011, and was ranked fourth in the WBA.[11]

British super-bantamweight champion

On 22 October 2011 Quigg defeated Jason Booth (36-7, 15 KOs) to win the British Super-Bantamweight title at the Reebok Stadium in Bolton. After a one-sided contest Booth retired at the end of the seventh round. On 4 February 2012, Quigg made the first defence of his title, beating the rugged veteran Jamie Arthurw(18-5, 4 KOs)ith an eighth-round stoppage, despite being put on the canvas in the fourth.

WBA interim super-bantamweight champion

Quigg vs. Munroe

On 16 June 2012 at the Velodrome in Manchester, Quigg faced rival English Super-Bantamweight Rendall Munroe (24-2, 10 KOs) for the Interim WBA Super-Bantamweight Title. Munroe was badly cut over the right eye from an accidental head clash in the third round. With the fight having to be stopped, it went to the scorecards resulting in a Technical Draw with neither man getting a win or a loss on their record, bringing a very big domestic clash to an extremely anti-climactic ending.[12]

Quigg vs. Munroe ll

The rematch of this highly waited showdown against Rendall Munroe (24-2-1, 10 KOs) was made for the undercard of Ricky Hatton's comeback fight at the Manchester Arena on 24 November, the fight took place at a venue which had sold out within 6 hours of tickets being released. Munroe came out strong in the first, winning it clearly with fast punches and a higher work rate. After the first, however, Quigg upped it and was landing hard to the body with both rights and lefts round after round. By the sixth Munroe was surely feeling it and it showed as he went down twice. The second time the fight was stopped with no complaints from Munroe.[13] After this fight Quigg was promoted to WBA Regular Champion.

Quigg fought at the Bolton Arena on 29 June 2013 against Brazilian Willian Prado (21-3-1, 14 KOs) at Featherweight in a scheduled 10 round bout. Quigg won the fight in round 3 after 2 minutes and 31 seconds by knockout.

WBA super-bantamweight champion

Quigg vs. Salinas, Silva

It was announced on 17 July that Quigg would fight undefeated Cuban Yoandris Salinas (20-0-1, 13 KOs) for the WBA world super-bantamweight title.[14] The fight took place at the O2 Arena in London on 5 October 2013. Salinas started strongly, however Quigg stepped up his tempo midway through the bout and took control, giving Salinas a torrid finish to the fight. The fight went full 12 rounds as the scorecards declared it a majority draw. Two of the judges had it 114-114 and the other awarded it to Quigg 115-113. Quigg told Sky Sports that he felt he won the fight by at least 2 rounds.[15]

On 7 November it was announced that Quigg would defend his title against #13 WBO fringe contender Diego Silva (29-2-4, 15 KOs) on 23 November on the undercard of Carl Froch vs. George Groves at the Phones 4U Arena in Manchester, UK. Quigg told Sky Sports “He [Silva] is a big threat. He is a totally different style to Yoandris Salinas. He is very unorthodox, which means you can’t read him. He doesn’t know what he is going to do next.” Many believed this is was downgrade opponent for Quigg.[16] On fight night, Quigg swiftly defended his WBA title against Silva with a second-round knockout. Quigg floored Silva with a thumping right upper cut and sealed it with a right hook. He needed only one minute and 41 seconds of the second round to complete victory and extend his unbeaten professional record to 27 wins in 29 bouts with his 20th knockout.[17]

Quigg vs. Munyai, Jamoye

Quigg returned to the Phones 4U Arena on 19 April 2014 to defend his world title against South African Tshifhiwa Munyai (24-2-1, 12 KOs). Quigg had been due to take on interim WBA champion Nehomar Cermeno (22-5-1, 13 KOs), but he had to withdraw because of visa problems. Quigg successfully defended his title for the third time with a second-round stoppage of Munyai. Munyai was knocked down with a left hook in the first round before Quigg struck with a right in the second. Quigg showed destructive power to twice floor Munyai before referee Howard Foster intervened with Munyai on the ropes.[18]

On 26 August it was announced that Quigg will be making the fourth defence of his title at the Phones 4u Arena on 13 September against ex world title challenger Stephane Jamoye (26-51 16 KOs). The packed undercard courtesy of Matchroom Boxing included Manchester lightweight Anthony Crolla and Olympic super-heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.[19] Quigg seemed to size up Jamoye and waited until the closing minutes before unleashing crunching body shots that sent Jamoye into reverse. In round 3, three stiff punches forced Jamoye to retreat to the ropes and a huge body shot then sent him to the canvas, although Jamoye got back to his feet, referee Terry O'Connor stopped the fight. With this win Quigg was still on course for a super-bantamweight showdown with Carl Frampton, who took the IBF belt from Kiko Martinez the weekend earlier. Quigg also called out WBC champion Leo Santa Cruz.[20]

Quigg vs. Otake

Quigg made his fifth title defence against Hidenori Othake (22-1, 9 KOs) at the sold out Echo Arena in Liverpool on the undercard of Cleverly v Bellew II on 22 November 2014 live on Sky Sports Box Office.[21] Otake was looking make history, bidding to become the first Japanese boxer to win a world title in the UK. This would only be the second time in boxing history that a Japanese boxer has come to England to challenge for the World title, the first was Mitsunori Seki, who was stopped in nine rounds by Howard Winstone in 1968 for the vacant WBC Featherweight crown.[22] Despite sustaining a large cut to the right eyebrow, Otake was able to take the bout to the full 12 rounds. The judges scored it (119-109 119-109 118-110) all in favour of Quigg.[23]

Quigg vs. Martínez

It was announced that Quigg would be making a sixth defence of his WBA World title by taking on experienced Spaniard Kiko Martinez (32-5, 24 KOs) on 18 July at the Manchester Arena. Martinez had recently lost the IBF crown to Frampton last September.[24] Quigg struggled in the first round but floored Martinez in the second with a fierce uppercut and followed up with a further barrage until referee Terry O'Connor intervened, retaining his world title in the process.[25]

Quigg vs. Frampton

Five years in the making, Quigg and Carl Frampton (21-0, 14 KOs) finally faced off on 27 February 2016 at the Manchester Arena in a super bantamweight title unification match. Quigg's WBA world title was on the line as well as Frampton's IBF world title. The fight went full 12 rounds, in front of 20,000 fans, as Quigg suffered his first professional loss, via split decision. Frampton was in full control of the first half of the fight, during which Quigg simply could not find his range. Quigg finally came alive in the last half as the contest turned into a desperate tussle, but Frampton gave as good as he got. Levi Martinez scored it 115-113 for Quigg, while Carlos Sucre and Dave Parris scored it 116-112 in Frampton's favour. This was Quigg's first defeat in 34 professional fights, stretching back to 2007. Although there was no rematch clause in the contract, there was a verbal agreement that they would do it all again in Belfast if the first fight warranted it.[26]

After the fight, Frampton claimed Quigg has little chance of a rematch because their fight was boring and Quigg was so negative in dropping a split decision. Instead stating he would like to move up to featherweight and challenge Leo Santa Cruz in the US.[27] A month later, Frampton was stripped of the WBA super-bantamweight title after failing to negotiate a first defence against Guillermo Rigondeaux.[28] Quigg had to undergo surgery after suffering a broken jaw during the fight.[29]


After recovering from the jaw injury he sustained against Frampton, Quigg announced, like Frampton, he would be moving up to the featherweight division, where he would also pursue a rematch at some point in the future. His trainer Joe Gallagher confirmed Quigg would return to the ring on 10 December 2016 on the undercard of Anthony Joshua's defence of the IBF heavyweight title against American Eric Molina. Although an opponent was yet to be announced, Quigg said he wanted to fight the big names of the division.[30][31]

On 24 November, Mexican boxer Jose Cayetano (20-4, 9 KOs) was confirmed as Quigg's opponent at the Manchester Arena on 10 December. The fight would also be for the WBA International Featherweight title.[32][33]

Professional boxing record

Professional record summary
34 fights 31 wins 1 loss
By knockout 23 0
By decision 8 1
Draws 2
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
35 N/A N/A Mexico Jose Cayetano N/A – (12) 10 Dec 2016 United Kingdom Manchester Arena, Manchester, England For vacant WBA International featherweight title
34 Loss 31–1–2 United Kingdom Carl Frampton SD 12 27 Feb 2016 United Kingdom Manchester Arena, Manchester, England Lost WBA super-bantamweight title;
For WBA (Super) and IBF super-bantamweight titles
33 Win 31–0–2 Spain Kiko Martínez TKO 2 (12), 1:04 18 Jul 2015 United Kingdom Manchester Arena, Manchester, England Retained WBA (Regular) super-bantamweight title
32 Win 30–0–2 Japan Hidenori Otake UD 12 22 Nov 2014 United Kingdom Echo Arena, Liverpool, England Retained WBA (Regular) super-bantamweight title
31 Win 29–0–2 Belgium Stephane Jamoye TKO 3 (12), 1:13 13 Sep 2014 United Kingdom Phones 4u Arena, Manchester, England Retained WBA (Regular) super-bantamweight title
30 Win 28–0–2 South Africa Tshifhiwa Munyai KO 2 (12), 1:56 19 Apr 2014 United Kingdom Phones 4u Arena, Manchester, England Retained WBA (Regular) super-bantamweight title
29 Win 27–0–2 Argentina Diego Oscar Silva KO 2 (12), 1:41 23 Nov 2013 United Kingdom Phones 4u Arena, Manchester, England Retained WBA (Regular) super-bantamweight title
28 Draw 26–0–2 Cuba Yoandris Salinas MD 12 5 Oct 2013 United Kingdom The O2 Arena, London, England Retained WBA (Regular) super-bantamweight title
27 Win 26–0–1 Brazil William Prado TKO 3 (10), 2:31 29 Jun 2013 United Kingdom Bolton Arena, Bolton, England
26 Win 25–0–1 United Kingdom Rendall Munroe TKO 6 (12), 2:37 24 Nov 2012 United Kingdom Manchester Arena, Manchester, England Won WBA interim super-bantamweight title
25 Draw 24–0–1 United Kingdom Rendall Munroe TD 3 (12), 0:43 16 Jun 2012 United Kingdom Velodrome, Manchester, England For WBA interim super-bantamweight title;
TD after Munroe sustained a cut from an accidental head clash
24 Win 24–0 United Kingdom Jamie Arthur TKO 8 (12), 0:35 4 Feb 2012 United Kingdom Reebok Stadium, Bolton, England Retained British super-bantamweight title
23 Win 23–0 United Kingdom Jason Booth RTD 7 (12), 3:00 22 Oct 2011 United Kingdom Castle Leisure Centre, Bury, England Won British super-bantamweight title
22 Win 22–0 Venezuela Franklin Varela TKO 7 (12), 2:21 23 Jul 2011 United Kingdom Castle Leisure Centre, Bury, England Retained WBA Inter-Continental super-bantamweight title
21 Win 21–0 France Daniel Kodjo Sassou UD 12 26 Nov 2010 United Kingdom Reebok Stadium, Bolton, England Retained WBA Inter-Continental super-bantamweight title
20 Win 20–0 Argentina Santiago Allione KO 3 (12), 2:03 25 Sep 2010 United Kingdom Castle Leisure Centre, Bury, England Won vacant WBA Inter-Continental super-bantamweight title
19 Win 19–0 United Kingdom Gavin Reid TKO 9 (10), 1:20 16 Jul 2010 United Kingdom Bolton Arena, Bolton, England
18 Win 18–0 Russia Andrey Kostin TKO 1 (8), 2:00 29 May 2010 United Kingdom Castle Leisure Centre, Bury, England
17 Win 17–0 Ukraine Nikita Lukin KO 1 (8), 1:57 19 Feb 2010 United Kingdom Fenton Manor Sports Complex, Stoke-on-Trent, England
16 Win 16–0 Ukraine Yuriy Voronin TKO 6 (8), 1:54 27 Nov 2009 United Kingdom Robin Park Arena, Wigan, England, England
15 Win 15–0 Germany Nico Schröder TKO 2 (4), 1:45 25 Sep 2009 United Kingdom Velodrome, Manchester, England
14 Win 14–0 Romania Ricardo Tanase KO 1 (6), 2:45 11 Jul 2009 United Kingdom Leisure Centre, Altrincham, England
13 Win 13–0 France Faycal Messaoudene TKO 5 (6), 2:47 28 Mar 2009 United Kingdom Leisure Centre, Altrincham, England
12 Win 12–0 United Kingdom Carl Allen PTS 4 24 Jan 2009 United Kingdom Tower Circus, Blackpool, England
11 Win 11–0 Romania Gheorghe Ghiompirica PTS 4 6 Dec 2008 United Kingdom Robin Park Arena, Wigan, England
10 Win 10–0 Ghana Sumaila Badu TKO 1 (4), 2:32 7 Nov 2008 United Kingdom Robin Park Arena, Wigan, England
9 Win 9–0 United Kingdom Peter Allen TKO 1 (4), 2:37 19 Jul 2008 United Kingdom Olympia, Liverpool, England
8 Win 8–0 Italy Angelo Villani TKO 2 (6), 2:37 4 Jul 2008 United Kingdom Everton Park Sports Centre, Liverpool, England
7 Win 7–0 United Kingdom Sid Razak RTD 2 (4), 3:00 7 Jun 2008 United Kingdom Robin Park Arena, Wigan, England
6 Win 6–0 Romania Gheorghe Ghiompirica PTS 4 14 Mar 2008 United Kingdom George H Carnall Leisure Centre, Manchester, England
5 Win 5–0 United Kingdom Delroy Spencer PTS 6 3 Dec 2007 United Kingdom Piccadilly Hotel, Manchester, England
4 Win 4–0 United Kingdom Sandy Bartlett TKO 3 (6), 1:22 28 Sep 2007 United Kingdom Guild Hall, Preston, England
3 Win 3–0 United Kingdom Shaun Walton PTS 6 11 Aug 2007 United Kingdom Olympia, Liverpool, England
2 Win 2–0 United Kingdom Shaun Walton TKO 1 (6), 1:40 30 Jun 2007 United Kingdom George H Carnall Leisure Centre, Manchester, England
1 Win 1–0 United Kingdom Gary Sheil PTS 6 21 Apr 2007 United Kingdom Jarvis Hotel, Manchester, England Professional debut

Titles in boxing

Regional titles
Title last held by
Arsen Martirosyan
WBA Inter-Continental super-bantamweight champion
25 September 2010 – June 2012
Title next held by
Lewis Pettitt
Preceded by
Jason Booth
British super-bantamweight champion
22 October 2011 – June 2012
Title next held by
Kid Galahad
World titles
Title last held by
Guillermo Rigondeaux
WBA super-bantamweight champion
Interim title

24 November 2012 – 5 September 2013
Succeeded by
Nehomar Cermeño
as co-titlist from 10 August 2013
Preceded by
Guillermo Rigondeaux
WBA super-bantamweight champion
5 September 2013 – 27 February 2016
Regular title until 30 October 2015
Lost bid for Super title
Title next held by
Nehomar Cermeño


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