Date: 19th July 2015 at 10:47am
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If, at the Manchester Arena last night, you are looking for a performance of the night, look no further than Scott Quigg.

The Bury fighter, matched against a former world champion, in the shape of Kiko Martinez, destroyed his opponent inside two stunning rounds.

In a fight that was seen as real contest, Quigg struggled a little in the first round as Martinez looked to force the issue, but the WBA super-bantamweight champion came out for the second round looking to do a job

Martinez was soon on the deck, courtesy of a fierce uppercut and when Quigg continued to unload huge punches to the body and head of Martinez, the referee had no option other than to step in and stop the contest.

Ahead of the fight, Quigg knew he had to produce a performance with his IBF super-bantamweight rival, Carl Frampton, having beaten Martinez on two occasions.

Talking about his performance after the fight, Quigg had this to say,

‘I was expecting 12 tortuous rounds.

‘I was welling up in the ring because hopefully now I’ll get some credit. It is everything I’ve wanted as a kid.

‘The first round was how we knew it would be.

‘He was very nervous, so was sharp and on edge, and I had to see what he was doing.

‘But I got my range and we knew he would be confident and come out quickly in the second, and knew he would walk on to my shot.’


Naturally talk will turn to a fight between Quigg and Frampton but I just get this feeling it won?t happen until next summer when it?ll fill, in my opinion, a big outside arena.