Date: 4th October 2013 at 4:57pm
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I?ve never agreed with the philosophy of awarding a boxer a world title without him actually winning it in the ring.

Okay, perhaps I?d sanction the over-turning of a corrupt verdict but I totally agree with Scott Quigg when he describes wanting to win the title in the ring.

‘This is a very tough fight but I think my best beats his best.?

‘I have worked too hard from when I was a kid not to achieve my dreams the way I want to, and that’s winning the title in the ring against a world-class opponent.?

‘On paper I’m a world champion but I don’t want to be given the title, I don’t deserve it yet.?

As far as I’m concerned I won’t feel like a world champion until my hand is raised on Saturday night.’

Of course, the waters are further muddied when you consider that the real WBA champion is Cuba’s Guillermo Rigondeaux who the WBA recognise as their super champion.

What an unholy mess!