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Arum plans Donaire-Quigg talks, likes UK or Dubai

Phil Jay 12/08/2015

Top Rank boss Bob Arum has revealed that he will be opening talks with Matchroom Boxing about the possibility of a WBA super bantamweight title clash between Scott Quigg and Nonito Donaire.

Arum is a known admirer of what looks on paper to be an exciting match-up and hopes to thrash out plans to stage the fight in Dubai, although would not be adverse to handing champion Quigg home advantage against former pound for pound star Donaire.

“I’m going to talk to Barry Hearn about a Quigg-Donaire fight. The Philippine television channel, ABS CBN, which has been dabbling with the idea of fights in Dubai, wants to do that fight in Dubai,” Arum told The Telegraph.

“So we’ll either do it in England or Dubai depending on the best deal. It doesn’t matter if Brits don’t travel to Dubai for it. There are plenty of ex-pats there. But Donaire also has no objection to fighting in the UK, either.”

Donaire was touted as the next long-reigning star of the sport until a 2013 defeat to Guillermo Rigondeaux and since has two wins apiece either side of another reverse to WBA featherweight champion Nicholas Walters.

Potential opponent Quigg recently impressed with a devastating two round stoppage win over ex-IBF title holder Kiko Martinez.