Exclusive: Quigg eyes McDonnell clash, dismisses Galahad’s return

Matt Horan 18/05/2016
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Following his defeat to Carl Frampton back in March, Bury’s Scott Quigg is open to another big domestic clash with Jamie McDonnell the most likely opponent.

Quigg (31-1-2, 23 KO) is currently recovering from a broken jaw he sustained in a decision loss to Carl Frampton in their pay-per-view unification fight back in March.

Although Jamie McDonnell’s twin brother Gavin operates in the same division as Quigg, it is current WBA bantamweight world champion who the Bury man would be more interested in facing.

“No disrespect to Gavin McDonnell who is doing very well at the minute, but at this moment in time, I am looking for bigger fights than that. It is no discredit to him and if he keeps winning and puts himself up there then definitely we can fight. He still has to fight a big name, but in two or three more fights I would happily face him,” Quigg exclusively told World Boxing News.

“I’m not really looking at going backwards or at the domestic scene unless it is at world level where I can prove that I am the best.

“I am more interested in the fight with Jamie and that is potentially a very big fight. He is doing very well and was especially impressive in the fights against Tomoki Kameda. If we get it on it would be an interesting fight and one at the level I want to remain operating at.”

Elsewhere in the 122lb division and Kid Galahad recently made his return to the ring having had his drug ban reduced by six months. The Sheffield fighter has been vocal in his criticisms of Quigg in the past, all of which do not bother the former world champion.

“He does not bother me at all and to me, he is totally irrelevant. Whoever takes drugs should be banned for life and I do not buy into his excuses. Simply put, he is a fraud and a cheat.”

Matt Horan is lead writer for WBN. Follow on Twitter @mhoran123