Scott Quigg is back in action today from Manchester, England, as he defends his WBA "world" super bantamweight title against Stephane Jamoye in the main event at Phones4u Arena, televised by Sky Sports in the United Kingdom. The televised card begins at 3:00 pm EDT, 8:00 pm local time in the United Kingdom.
Quigg (28-0-2, 21 KO) isn't a true world champion even by the standards of boxing's often absurd title distribution, as the title he holds is simply a secondary version of the title already held by Guillermo Rigondeaux, the recognized best fighter in the division. But Quigg, 25, is certainly a legitimate fighter and contender at super bantamweight, so this isn't all a sham or anything.
He was originally to face Paulus Ambunda on this date, but Ambunda pulled out of the fight and has been replaced by Jamoye (26-5, 16 KO), a 24-year-old Belgian and former European bantamweight champion. Jamoye has losses to Shinsuke Yamanaka, Jamie McDonnell, Tomoki Kameda, and Leo Santa Cruz at 118 pounds. He's a decent fighter, but certainly a notch below the world level.
Also on the card, Anthony Crolla (28-4-1, 11 KO) faces Gamaliel Diaz (38-11-2, 18 KO) in a 12-round lightweight bout; Anthony Joshua (7-0, 7 KO) takes on Konsantin Airich (21-9-2, 17 KO) in a heavyweight fight scheduled for 8 rounds; Scotty Cardle (15-0, 3 KO) meets Kirk Goodings (11-1, 3 KO) in a 10-round lightweight fight; and former Commonwealth champion Denton Vassell (20-1, 10 KO) returns after 15 months out of the ring to face Sam Eggington (11-2, 5 KO) in a 10-round welterweight fight.