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.


Eric Armit's Snips and Snipes - April 17, 2014

The live gate for Pacquiao vs. Bradley II came to almost $8 million, so with Pacquiao guaranteed $20 million and Bradley $6 million it gives a picture of just how much money TV puts into the pot. I am surprised there is not a market in 'idols of the gods of TV' as there's a lot of big time fighters who should be worshipping at the entertainment temple that makes them so rich.

Fight Reports

Crag Whyatt v Ben Moorish, Camden Centre, 11th April

Last Friday at the Camden Centre, Morden super featherweight Craig Whyatt (7-1) liquidated Plymouth’s Ben Morrish (3-8-2) in the first round to bag the Masters Bronze super featherweight belt. This was scheduled for eight, but when Morrish tried to turn it into a brawl he quickly came off second best after Jeff Hinds halted proceedings following his third knockdown.