The expected March 10 fight between WBO featherweight titleholder Oscar Valdez (23-0, 19 KO) and Scott Quigg (34-1-2, 25 KO) is official, with Top Rank and Matchroom Boxing putting out a press release announcing the fight, which will air on ESPN.
Here are some quotes from the release.
“I know that my March 10 world title defense against Scott Quigg will be a fun one for all the boxing fans because our styles combine perfectly to make a real war. As usual, on March 10, I will leave it all in the ring at StubHub Center, to show everyone that I’m one of the best featherweights in the world.”
“This is a fight that I’m really looking forward to. It’s a great fight. I have a lot of respect for Oscar and his team. We’ve been in the gym together in the past, helping each other prepare for a fight. They are good people. I’ve been in training for four weeks already and now I’ve just linked up with Freddie Roach to begin the last eight weeks of camp. This is a great opportunity for me — making my U.S. debut on a great platform on ESPN — and I’m confident on March 10 I’ll become world champion again.”
BOB ARUM, Valdez’s Promoter
“Oscar Valdez has passed every in-ring test with flying colors, but the biggest test of his professional career will take place on March 10 against Scott Quigg, who like Oscar, rarely leaves a fight in the hands of the judges. The fans watching at StubHub and live across ESPN’s platforms are in for an exciting night and a sensational card, which will be announced shortly.”
FRANK ESPINOZA, Valdez’s Manager
“We’re very excited for the fight against Quigg. This fight will further showcase Oscar’s skills and will demonstrate that he is a star. Oscar is one of the best in the world and against Quigg he’ll prove it once again.”
EDDIE HEARN, Quigg’s Promoter
“I’m delighted to get this fight made — I feel it’s one of the best fights in the division right now. Both guys like to come forward and throw aggressive combinations and I do not believe we will hear the final bell. What I do believe is that on March 10, Scott Quigg will become a two-weight world champion in a fight of the year contender, live on ESPN.”