Quigg to face Cuban Yoandris Salinas for WBA super bantamweight title

According to trainer Joe Gallagher, Bury's Scott Quigg (26-0-1) will soon be facing the unbeaten interim super bantamweight champion, Cuban Yoandris Salinas (20-0), for the full weight version of the title.

Gallagher told britishboxers.co.uk: “Scott’s fight with Salinas has been announced today, and he’ll be fighting for the WBA world super-bantamweight title.”

Dates and a venue are yet to be revealed, but, according to the website, the fight is being lined up to take place in the UK.

Quigg is also the WBA's interim champion. After a period of inactivity following his sixth round stoppage of Rendall Munroe last November, the Bury fighter split with promoter Ricky Hatton and signed with Matchroom, and recorded an impressive third round stoppage over Brazilian William Prado (21-4-1) at the Bolton Arena last month.


Simon Barclay speaks to BoxRec News from Klitschko's Champ Camp

Heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko is preparing to face Australian Alex Leapai on 26th April and as usual he has chosen the familiar surroundings of the Austrian Alps. Just hours after winning his professional debut at the Copper Box in London, 24-year old Corby cruiserweight Simon Barclay was on a plane to join up with him in what the Ukrainian calls 'Champ Camp'.

Fight Reports

Brentwood’s ‘Smokin’ Joe Mullender (6-1) got back on track with a close points win over Peckham’s Diego Burton (4-4-1) over ten rounds at the York Hall on Saturday. It was a belter of a fight on a slightly smaller than usual Goodwin bill, partly due to 'Flash' Ashley Sexton not making weight again (more on this later) and 'Big Dog' AJ Carter’s opponent, who reportedly turned up with Evo-Stick holding his mooey in place.