Scott Quigg to face Tshifhiwa Munyai on April 19 after Cermeno withdraws

Scott Heavey

Scott Quigg has a new opponent for next Saturday, as South Africa's Tshifhiwa Munyai is now going to be opposite Quigg in Manchester.

Nehomar Cermeno was forced to pull out of his scheduled April 19 fight against Scott Quigg in Manchester, England, after failing to secure a visa to enter the United Kingdom for the fight. Now, he's been replaced by South Africa's Tshifhiwa Munyai for the main event at the horribly named Phones 4U Arena.

Quigg (27-0-2, 20 KO) will be defending his WBA "regular" super bantamweight title in the fight, the first world title opportunity for Munyai (24-2-1, 12 KO). The 28-year-old "Atomic Spider" will be looking to extend a four-fight win streak, and hasn't lost since a 2010 decision defeat against Christian Esquivel.

Promoter Eddie Hearn is making the best of the situation, telling Sky Sports, "It's a great fight for Scott and in my opinion a much tougher test than Cermeno," which must be great news for the people who bought tickets based on the things he said about Cermeno as a tough test for Quigg.

On the same bill, Anthony Crolla will face John Murray in a lightweight fight that promises action, and unbeaten Josh Warrington will face veteran Rendall Munroe, with Warrington defending his Commonwealth featherweight title.

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