Pictured: Scott Quigg facial swelling healing well, vows to return stronger

WBN 12/03/2018


What a difference a day makes! Scott Quigg’s badly swollen face and lumpy head have eased off following a bruising battle with Oscar Valdez on Saturday night.

Quigg broke his nose engaging in a war with the WBO featherweight champion, 24 hours after failing weight by coming in 2.8lbs heavy.

The Bury man looked almost unrecognizable after the bout, although it was Valdez who headed to the hospital first with a fractured jaw.

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On the road to recovery, Quigg has vowed to make a comeback soon after significantly enhancing his Stateside reputation – even in defeat.

“Congrats to Oscar Valdez and his team,” said Quigg.

“Again, I apologize for not making weight but I couldn’t have done any more in camp or in the ring last night. It’s a tough sport but one that I dedicate my life to. I will be back.

“Also, I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone that travelled over to support me and all the messages of support from back home.

“I’m absolutely humbled by them all. I hope you all enjoyed the fight.

“I give it my all but unfortunately, I came up short but I’ll be back stronger,” he added.

At just 29 years of age, Quigg can certainly come again, with some massive fights available in what is a stacked division.

A rematch with Valdez would only be a future option due to the current weight situation and the title-holder’s trainer Manny Robles’ post-fight comments on the differencial.

If Quigg can get back to 126 pounds, a rematch with Carl Frampton or a clash with Kid Galahad could be considered on home soil, whilst a lot of possibilities have opened up in the United States.

Super-featherweight would probably be the easier option for Quigg, a weight class ruled by Vasyl Lomachenko, but featuring a host of makable championship bouts for the Briton moving forward.