Scott Quigg added to Wembley card


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Former WBA super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg has confirmed he has been added to the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight showdown with Wladimir Klitschko.

The 28-year-old will now get the chance to fight at Wembley on April 29 as he looks to increase his chances of contesting a featherweight world title.

Quigg decided to step up a weight and follow rival Carl Frampton after losing to the Northern Irishman and victory against Viorel Simion will help his chances.

Simion lost to Lee Selby back in 2013 and Quigg is relishing the chance to show a new side of him.

He recently left Joe Gallagher’s Manchester gym to join Freddie Roach at the Wild Card gym in California and insists training has gone well.

He told Sky Sports: “This is a fight I’m really looking forward to.

It’s my first fight working with Freddie and it’s a fight that will catapult me right in the mix for a world title fight.

“Simion is an experienced, skilful and strong fighter and the only blemish on his record is against the current IBF champion Lee Selby, who he pushed all the way.

“I’m expecting and preparing for a very tough fight but one I’m very confident in.

I expect to put in the best performance of my career and put myself in line for shot at one of the champions.

“Training camp couldn’t be going any better. The switch out to LA has been a breath of fresh air.”

While Quigg will be out to impress, the headlines will belong to Joshua.

The Olympic gold medallist is the 1.44 favourite to win on April 29, with the draw 26.00 while Klitschko is available at odds of 2.80.

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