Quigg vs Simion Added to Klitschko/AJ Card By: L. Bakari Simpson March 30, 2017
Spicing up the already historic night Scott Quigg (32-1-2, 24 KO’s) and Viorel Simion (21-1, 9 KO’s) has been added the Joshua/Klitschko card. Quigg’s WBA International Featherweight Title will be up for grabs. The Quigg/Simion addition will undoubtedly catapult the crowd to even newer, higher regions of frenzy.
In the very dog eat dog world of boxing resilient fighter Scott Quigg has revealed his inner Big Sean. When knocked from the heights of success Quigg not only recovered he bounced back in style. Scott began 2016 a red-hot champion with a flawless record. That’s before he was on the disastrous side of SD loss.
The 1st blemish of his career came at the hands of his heated rival Carl Frampton. Hampered by a broken jaw early in the bout Scott trudged through a rocky first half then came on strong late. The moxie that he displayed endeared him into the hearts of many new fans.
10 months later Scott knocked out Jose Cayetano in the 9th round to claim the vacant WBA International Title. That bout, fought in the same arena he’s lost to Frampton in, was Quigg’s 1st fight at featherweight. The upcoming April 29th battle with Viorel Simion will be rife with ‘firsts’ for Quigg. It’ll be his first time: defending his WBA featherweight title, fighting at Wembley stadium and working with Freddie Roach.
The idea of working with Roach at Wembley in particular has the fighter buzzing. “Training camp couldn’t be going any better. The switch out to LA has been a breath of fresh air. The change of environment working with Freddie and the quality of sparring has really freshened things up and I’m excited to show the improvements made on such a massive platform at Wembley Stadium.” ~ Scott Quigg
Equally jazzed about the upcoming event is influential Matchroom Promotions promoter Eddie Hearn. Hearn openly believes that the forthcoming fight will land his charge another title fight.
“Because of both fighters’ rankings, we are looking to apply to the WBA’s or the IBF to make this fight an official eliminator for the World title and if victorious I expect Scott’s next fight to be for a Featherweight World crown”~Eddie Hearn
Although excited and optimistic in regards to Quigg’s future, it’s important not to overlook Simion. Viorel is a very live dog and it’d be a mistake to approach him lightly. The lone loss on his record was deposited by Lee Selby in 2013. Despite dropping the official loss Simion gave Selby a tough fight until the bitter end. At the moment Simion is in a great position to throw a wrench in the gears. But will he? Or will Scott Quigg continue his campaign to another world title without mishap?