Date: 23rd November 2013 at 1:38pm
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On the undercard of the Froch v Haye super-middleweight world title fight tonight, Scott Quigg will be facing Diego Silva.

The WBA super-bantamweight clash is a fight that Quigg intends to use to make a statement. Last time out, Quigg got a majority draw, against Yoandris Salinas, a verdict many thought was harsh on the Cuban.

Talking about the Salinas fight and about facing Silva tonight, Quigg has remarked to the media,

‘Salinas was a very experienced amateur and unbeaten but I proved I can deal with guys at that level.?

‘I proved I can out-think and out-smart fighters like that. It gave me confidence, if anything.’

‘It was a bit of a strange night against Salinas.?

‘I knew what sort of opponent he was and what I had to do to beat him and I felt I won by two rounds.?

‘But I couldn’t have a better platform to go out and make a statement now.?



This is a dangerous fight. Diego Silva is a really tough opponent. He’s got a big punch, he’s unorthodox and very aggressive. I’ve left no stone unturned in training.’


Our fears are that the big-punch might be Quigg?s undoing, has he ever been really tested by a big puncher so far in his career?

Further down the line there is talk if Quigg going head-to-head with Carl Frampton but first Quigg has to deal with Silva, a fighter who hasn?t lost since 2009 before any other opponents can even be considered.

We?re taking Quigg to get the verdict by using his boxing skills but if he does get caught with a heavy punch, it may be edge of the seat stuff.