Scott Quigg to return from Frampton defeat and broken jaw in November

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Scott Quigg [31(23)-1(0)-2] will return to the ring in November following his loss to Belfast’s Carl Frampton in their super bantamweight unification in February.

‘The Jackal’ broke Quigg’s jaw during the fight at the Manchester Arena, and left the Bury man on the sidelines for a prolonged period.

The Englishman required surgery on the jaw the day after the fight and the insertion of metal plates, which have since been removed due to a reaction, further delaying his return.

Quigg expects to receive the all-clear this week and will go straight back into his famously intense training regime.

The Matchroom fighter, trained by Joe Gallagher, told Sky Sports that “I am going for an X-ray on Friday for peace of mind and I can then start sparring and I’ll be going full steam ahead.”

“I’ll be doing a camp before a camp but I am now looking to make progress and I’m aiming for November.”

Quigg is adamant that “I will go straight back at the top level. I want to get back to the very top as soon as possible.”

The 27 year old was elevated to WBA 122lb champion following the relegation of Guillermo Rigondeaux to ‘Champion in Recess.’ The Cuban star is now back as the organisation’s champion following Carl Frampton vacating the belt to move to featherweight.

Quigg however is targetting the WBC and IBF straps. Hugo Ruiz holds the famous green belt and defends his title away from home against veteran Japanese fighter Hozumi Hasegawa on September 16th. A World title eliminator with fellow Englishman, and WBC-ranked fighter, Gavin McDonnell on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s next outing also looks possible..

Alternatively, Quigg is paying close attention to the fight next week between Shingo Wake and Carribean knockout artist Jonathan Guzman in Japan for the vacant IBF title.

Surveying his options, Quigg explains that “I’ve spoken with Eddie Hearn a few times and we are working on a few names.”

“There’s the winner of Wake and Guzman for the IBF, or the WBC champion Hugo Ruiz – I would really like that but there are also options at featherweight.

“I am big for my weight so if a world title fight at featherweight came up I would be in a good place.”

“Wherever I can get the biggest fights, I want a world title fight.”

News of Quigg’s opponent will be revealed next month.

Joe O'Neill

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