Boxing: Scott Quigg ready for Yefimovych test


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Scott Quigg believes beating Oleg Yefimovych on Saturday can help pave the way for another world title shot.

The Manchester fighter heads to Monte Carlo aiming to take another big step in his bid to rebuild his reputation following last year’s defeat to Carl Frampton, a result that cost him his WBA super-bantamweight crown.

Wins over Jose Cayetano and Viorel Simion have helped him get back on track and he now faces Yefimovych in a bid to further boost his career.

The Ukrainian is currently fourth in the WBA rankings and a win on Saturday would put Quigg back in the reckoning for another world title shot.

A victory for the 29-year-old is priced at just 1.06, with his opponent a healthy 10.00, but Quigg insists he is taking nothing for granted as he continues to work his way back to the big time.

“I’m expecting a tough fight from Oleg,” he is quoted as saying by Boxing News Online.

“I know I’ve got a tough fight in front of me but it’s one I’m very confident in with the work I’m putting in and how I’m looking in the gym.

“Oleg’s highly ranked in the WBA so it’s going to shoot me right up there. I’ve never boxed in Monte Carlo so it’s another new experience and one I am looking forward to.

“The fights I want are Abner Mares, Santa Cruz. I believe they’re going to be fighting early March or sometime in April, I’d love the winner of that. I want to be involved in big fights, like the big fight with Carl Frampton.”

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