Once set to take place on the Anthony Joshua-Andy Ruiz II card, the super featherweight clash between Scott Quigg and Jono Carroll will now headline a March 7th DAZN/Sky Sports card in Manchester.
Cracker in Manchester! @scottquigg v @jono_carroll headlines March 7 show @ManchesterArena - full card announced and tickets on sale next week @skysportsboxing @dazn_usa pic.twitter.com/rTGXkGOr97— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) January 17, 2020
Quigg (35-2, 26 KO) hasn’t fought since his October 2018 knockout of Mario Briones, which served as the 31-year-old’s 130-pound debut after missing weight against Oscar Valdez. He was supposed to continue his super featherweight run on Srisaket-Estrada II, only to tear a tendon in his left elbow. That same elbow injury then scrapped a December date with Carroll (17-1-1, 3 KO), who’d bounced back from a failed title shot of his own against Tevin Farmer with a decision over Eleazar Valenzuela in August.
This looks to be a well-matched clash of guys in need of a big win to reaffirm their contender status. Hope it gets a solid undercard; Hughie Fury’s apparently involved, but that’s all we know..