WBA CHAMPION QUIGG IS LOOKING AT DONAIRE FOR HIS NEXT TITLE DEFENSE
By Ronnie Nathanielsz
Tue, 07 Jul 2015
WBA super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg is looking at five division world champion Nonito ?The Filipino Flash? Donaire as his next possible opponent following his July 18 title defense against Kiko Martinez.
The British champion said that Donaire ?has been making noises that he?d like to fight me? and indicated that it could be the easier fight to make.
Quigg added that after he does his job against Martinez then he?d be ready to discuss a Donaire fight.
Donaire earlier told the New Standard/boxingmirror.com he is hoping to get a crack at the WBA champion who is expected to retain his title in a clash with Kiko Martinez of Mexico on July 18 at the Manchester Arena, the same day Donaire fights former European champion Anthony Settoul of France in a ten-round bout in Macau.
Both Donaire and Quigg are heavily favored to win although Quigg returns to the ring after a lengthy layoff following a unanimous decision over Hidenori Otake in his fifth title defense on November 22, 2014 before he underwent surgery on his right hand one month later.
Donaire said his manager Cameron Dunkin had spoken to the handlers of Quigg who are reportedly ?very interested? in making the fight happen, prompting Donaire to state ?that will be good.?
Donaire is right now deep in training at the famed ALA Gym in Cebu in preparation for the Settoul fight and intends to showcase his skill and punching power in a quest to regain his status as a top caliber fighter who was No. 5 in the pound for pound rankings after being named ?Fighter of the Year? following a run of big wins in 2011.
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