WBA Super-bantamweight: Quigg ready for battle

Scott Quigg v Diego Silva WBA super-bantamweight

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Scott Quigg says he is looking to prove a point when he defends his WBA super-bantamweight title against Diego Silva later this month.

The 25-year-old is set to make the second defence of the full title in Manchester on November 23 after being upgraded from interim champion prior to his draw with Cuba’s Yoandris Salinas, a verdict that caused much consternation throughout the sport.

He will face an entirely different prospect when he meets Silva though, with the Argentine’s unpredictable style helping him to a record of just one defeat in the last six years.

The pair meet on the undercard of the clash between Carl Froch and George Groves at Manchester’s Phones 4u Arena on November 23 and will certainly enliven the build-up to one of the biggest fights of the year.

Quigg says he is pleased with how well his preparations are going and following the controversy that surrounded him being awarded the title, he is looking to prove he is worthy of the belt.

“He is a big threat. He is a totally different style to Yoandris Salinas,” he told Sky Sports News. “He is very unorthodox which means you can’t read him he doesn’t know what he is going to do next.

“He is one of them where you have got to make sure you prepare right and fully focus and you can’t afford any slip ups.

“You always want to prove a point and better your performance from last time out. I do believe I won the fight last time out – it was a majority draw – I did feel that I did enough. I do want to go out and make a point and get the win as a world champion.”

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