Date: 11th March 2018 at 11:29am
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Over in California, in the US, Scott Quigg suffered the second defeat of his professional career, last night.

Quigg, who was supposed to be fighting for the WBO featherweight title until he came in 2.8 lbs over the weight at the weigh-in, fought the reigning champion, Oscar Valdez, knowing if he won the title would be declared vacant.

However, the Mexican fighter was far too slick for Quigg and took the decision on the score-cards of all three judges, with the verdict being announced as:

? 117 ? 111 (in favour of Valdez)
? 118 ? 110 (in favour of Valdez)
? 117 ? 111 (in favour of Valdez)

Although Quigg caught Valdez with some decent punches, the Mexican?s accuracy, skill and volume of punches meant he was always in control.

After the fight Quigg commented on not making the weight, remarking to the media,

‘I still take full responsibility. I’ve had a bit of stick back home saying I’m unprofessional, but I’m not.

‘There were fans who had paid for flights to come over for the fight and I didn’t want to let them down, I wanted to put on a show.’


After the defeat, it could be a long road back for the 29-year-old from Bury.

 

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