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Ruiz vs Joshua 2: Scott Quigg withdraws from Jono Carroll fight with elbow injury

A planned April fight with Jayson Velez fell apart due to the same injury.

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Patrick Stumberg is a freelance writer for SB Nation, first joining the network in 2011 before linking up with Bad Left Hook in 2015.

Scott Quigg’s year-plus layoff just got longer. The former super bantamweight champion announced today that a recurring injury in his left arm has forced him to withdraw from his December 7th bout with Jono Carroll on the Andy Ruiz Jr.-Anthony Joshua II undercard.

There is no word yet as to whether Carroll will remain on the card.

This is presumably the same tendon that forced Quigg (35-2-2, 26 KO) out of an April bout with Jayson Velez. The 31-year-old has not competed since October of last year when he knocked out Mario Briones in his super featherweight debut.

The last few years have been one misfortune after another for Quigg, some self-inflicted and some not. An uncharacteristically tepid performance led to a career-first split decision loss to Carl Frampton in a 2016 super bantamweight unification match, and he lost a chance at Oscar Valdez’s featherweight belt last year after missing weight before their war.

The Lancashire man still has some years left in him and a super featherweight division with a few beatable elites ahead of him, so hopefully we’ll see him back in action before long.

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