As Scott Quigg nears a featherweight title fight against Oscar Valdez on March 10 — a deal he estimates is 99% done as the pair have verbally agreed to terms — Quigg is hoping the fight will allow him to make a name for himself on American soil.
Quigg tells Sky Sports that he expects to head out to the Wild Card Gym to begin training camp with Freddie Roach soon, and that he’s looking forward to becoming a two-weight world champion.
Both Quigg and Valdez have some experience with one another, as they’ve sparred numerous times in preparation for other bouts, and from those encounters Quigg says fans can expect some serious excitement once they meet in the ring.
“We sparred four or five times and if the spars are anything to go by, the fans are in for a real cracker,” he said.
”The spars were even. I couldn’t say who got the better of who. We were obviously working on specific game-plans for what we had to do. But we got a good look at each other and from the spars, I do take confidence from [them], and obviously he’ll do the same.”
Quigg (34-1-2, 25 KOs) is most recently coming off a stoppage win over Oleg Yefimovych last November, while WBO titleholder Valdez (23-0, 19 KOs) last outpointed Genesis Servania in September.
Tell me fans, who do you favor in this match-up?