Date: 10th March 2018 at 9:51am
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Tonight, over in Las Vegas, Scott Quigg should have been fighting for the WBO world featherweight title against the undefeated Mexican champion Oscar Valdez.

Unfortunately, that is now not going to be the case.

The fight will still go ahead but if Scott wins he will not become the new WBO world featherweight champion.

At the weigh-in yesterday, the Bury fighter shocked everyone by weighing in over the 126-pound limit, not by a couple of ounces but by a staggering 2.8 pounds.

Because the Bury fighter was more than two-pound over the limit he wasn?t given the opportunity to shed the excess weight.

Talking about what was clearly a massive error of judgement, Quigg had this to say to the media,

‘Everything was on track, my body seems to have frozen.

‘I’ve still got to figure it out. I’m so focused, so disciplined. Yesterday I was only three pounds over. It just wouldn’t budge. I’ve done everything. I apologise to Oscar and his team. I have tried and tried, there’s nothing more that I can say.

‘I’ve still got the fight ahead of me. I still have to stay focused. I’m a pro through and through and it’s not acceptable. I’ve put the work in and am still going to get the victory.’

As a consequence of being over the weight, Scott lose 20% of his purse and if he does become the first man to beat Valdez he will not become the world champion with the belt being declared vacant.

Not the best of starts to what was always going to be a gruelling bout.