|Height||5 ft 8 in (173 cm)|
9 October 1988|
Bury, Greater Manchester,
|Wins by KO||23|
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.
Quigg remained unbeaten with a further five victories on Hatton Promotions bills in 2009. 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.
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. 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".
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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. 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. 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.
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. 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.
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.
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. 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.
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. 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. 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.
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. 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.
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.
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. A month later, Frampton was stripped of the WBA super-bantamweight title after failing to negotiate a first defence against Guillermo Rigondeaux. Quigg had to undergo surgery after suffering a broken jaw during the fight.
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.
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.
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|34 fights||31 wins||1 loss|
|35||N/A||N/A||Jose Cayetano||N/A||– (12)||10 Dec 2016||Manchester Arena, Manchester, England||For vacant WBA International featherweight title|
|34||Loss||31–1–2||Carl Frampton||SD||12||27 Feb 2016||Manchester Arena, Manchester, England||Lost WBA super-bantamweight title;|
For WBA (Super) and IBF super-bantamweight titles
|33||Win||31–0–2||Kiko Martínez||TKO||2 (12), 1:04||18 Jul 2015||Manchester Arena, Manchester, England||Retained WBA (Regular) super-bantamweight title|
|32||Win||30–0–2||Hidenori Otake||UD||12||22 Nov 2014||Echo Arena, Liverpool, England||Retained WBA (Regular) super-bantamweight title|
|31||Win||29–0–2||Stephane Jamoye||TKO||3 (12), 1:13||13 Sep 2014||Phones 4u Arena, Manchester, England||Retained WBA (Regular) super-bantamweight title|
|30||Win||28–0–2||Tshifhiwa Munyai||KO||2 (12), 1:56||19 Apr 2014||Phones 4u Arena, Manchester, England||Retained WBA (Regular) super-bantamweight title|
|29||Win||27–0–2||Diego Oscar Silva||KO||2 (12), 1:41||23 Nov 2013||Phones 4u Arena, Manchester, England||Retained WBA (Regular) super-bantamweight title|
|28||Draw||26–0–2||Yoandris Salinas||MD||12||5 Oct 2013||The O2 Arena, London, England||Retained WBA (Regular) super-bantamweight title|
|27||Win||26–0–1||William Prado||TKO||3 (10), 2:31||29 Jun 2013||Bolton Arena, Bolton, England|
|26||Win||25–0–1||Rendall Munroe||TKO||6 (12), 2:37||24 Nov 2012||Manchester Arena, Manchester, England||Won WBA interim super-bantamweight title|
|25||Draw||24–0–1||Rendall Munroe||TD||3 (12), 0:43||16 Jun 2012||Velodrome, Manchester, England||For WBA interim super-bantamweight title;|
TD after Munroe sustained a cut from an accidental head clash
|24||Win||24–0||Jamie Arthur||TKO||8 (12), 0:35||4 Feb 2012||Reebok Stadium, Bolton, England||Retained British super-bantamweight title|
|23||Win||23–0||Jason Booth||RTD||7 (12), 3:00||22 Oct 2011||Castle Leisure Centre, Bury, England||Won British super-bantamweight title|
|22||Win||22–0||Franklin Varela||TKO||7 (12), 2:21||23 Jul 2011||Castle Leisure Centre, Bury, England||Retained WBA Inter-Continental super-bantamweight title|
|21||Win||21–0||Daniel Kodjo Sassou||UD||12||26 Nov 2010||Reebok Stadium, Bolton, England||Retained WBA Inter-Continental super-bantamweight title|
|20||Win||20–0||Santiago Allione||KO||3 (12), 2:03||25 Sep 2010||Castle Leisure Centre, Bury, England||Won vacant WBA Inter-Continental super-bantamweight title|
|19||Win||19–0||Gavin Reid||TKO||9 (10), 1:20||16 Jul 2010||Bolton Arena, Bolton, England|
|18||Win||18–0||Andrey Kostin||TKO||1 (8), 2:00||29 May 2010||Castle Leisure Centre, Bury, England|
|17||Win||17–0||Nikita Lukin||KO||1 (8), 1:57||19 Feb 2010||Fenton Manor Sports Complex, Stoke-on-Trent, England|
|16||Win||16–0||Yuriy Voronin||TKO||6 (8), 1:54||27 Nov 2009||Robin Park Arena, Wigan, England, England|
|15||Win||15–0||Nico Schröder||TKO||2 (4), 1:45||25 Sep 2009||Velodrome, Manchester, England|
|14||Win||14–0||Ricardo Tanase||KO||1 (6), 2:45||11 Jul 2009||Leisure Centre, Altrincham, England|
|13||Win||13–0||Faycal Messaoudene||TKO||5 (6), 2:47||28 Mar 2009||Leisure Centre, Altrincham, England|
|12||Win||12–0||Carl Allen||PTS||4||24 Jan 2009||Tower Circus, Blackpool, England|
|11||Win||11–0||Gheorghe Ghiompirica||PTS||4||6 Dec 2008||Robin Park Arena, Wigan, England|
|10||Win||10–0||Sumaila Badu||TKO||1 (4), 2:32||7 Nov 2008||Robin Park Arena, Wigan, England|
|9||Win||9–0||Peter Allen||TKO||1 (4), 2:37||19 Jul 2008||Olympia, Liverpool, England|
|8||Win||8–0||Angelo Villani||TKO||2 (6), 2:37||4 Jul 2008||Everton Park Sports Centre, Liverpool, England|
|7||Win||7–0||Sid Razak||RTD||2 (4), 3:00||7 Jun 2008||Robin Park Arena, Wigan, England|
|6||Win||6–0||Gheorghe Ghiompirica||PTS||4||14 Mar 2008||George H Carnall Leisure Centre, Manchester, England|
|5||Win||5–0||Delroy Spencer||PTS||6||3 Dec 2007||Piccadilly Hotel, Manchester, England|
|4||Win||4–0||Sandy Bartlett||TKO||3 (6), 1:22||28 Sep 2007||Guild Hall, Preston, England|
|3||Win||3–0||Shaun Walton||PTS||6||11 Aug 2007||Olympia, Liverpool, England|
|2||Win||2–0||Shaun Walton||TKO||1 (6), 1:40||30 Jun 2007||George H Carnall Leisure Centre, Manchester, England|
|1||Win||1–0||Gary Sheil||PTS||6||21 Apr 2007||Jarvis Hotel, Manchester, England||Professional debut|
Titles in boxing
Title last held byArsen Martirosyan
|WBA Inter-Continental super-bantamweight champion
25 September 2010 – June 2012
Title next held byLewis Pettitt
|British super-bantamweight champion
22 October 2011 – June 2012
Title next held byKid Galahad
Title last held byGuillermo Rigondeaux
|WBA super-bantamweight champion
24 November 2012 – 5 September 2013
| Succeeded by|
as co-titlist from 10 August 2013
|WBA super-bantamweight champion
5 September 2013 – 27 February 2016
Regular title until 30 October 2015
Lost bid for Super title
Title next held byNehomar Cermeño
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