Scott Quigg had little trouble today in Liverpool, easily beating Hidenori Otake to retain his WBA "world" super bantamweight title via 12-round decision on scores of 118-110, 119-109, and 119-109.
The result was more or less as expected, with Quigg (29-0-2, 22 KO) once again facing a fairly overmatched opponent. Otake (22-1-3, 9 KO) had done well at domestic level in Japan, winning the Japanese super bantamweight title in 2012 and successfully defending it three times, but he'd never faced a world class opponent or even a true fringe contender. Against Quigg, he was out of his depth, and the tough but outgunned 33-year-old just couldn't get much of anything going.
BLH had it 119-109 for Quigg, whose career seems to have lost some momentum in the last couple of years, thanks to a string of uninspiring opposition following a draw in October 2013 with Yoandris Salinas.
What's next for Quigg? And were you impressed with his win today?