Scott Quigg to defend super bantamweight title in another big night in Manchester
Last Updated: 06/08/14 9:34am
Scott Quigg will defend his WBA super-bantamweight title against Paulus Ambunda in Manchester in September.
Quigg's third title defence will take place at the Phones 4u Arena on September 13, live on Sky Sports, on a bill also featuring Manchester lightweight Anthony Crolla.
Both are up against former world champions, Quigg tackling Namibian Ambunda, who moved up a division after losing his WBO bantamweight belt 12 months ago.
Crolla faces Gamaliel Diaz, a former WBC super-featherweight champion, as he chases a possible world title fight of his own.
Promoter Eddie Hearn said: “We are excited to be back in Manchester in September for another big night.
“Scott and Anthony are becoming regular fixtures at the Arena with great support and both are in major fights on September 13.
“Scott is in scintillating form and ready to stamp his authority on the division, while Anthony has another tough fight against former world champion Diaz, who mixed with the likes of Robert Guerrero, Jorge Linares and Humberto Soto before travelling to Japan to win the WBC title.”
It’s also a busy night for trainer Joe Gallagher as Scotty Cardle takes on Kirk Goddings for the English lightweight title in a British title final eliminator, while Sam Eggington will face Manchester’s Denton Vassell in a British welterweight title eliminator.
Hearn said: “Scotty Cardle is in a crunch match with English champion Kirk Goodings with the winner becoming the mandatory challenger for British champion Terry Flanagan, and Manchester’s Denton Vassell takes on Sam Eggington in what promises to be a barn burner.”
Sam Hyde, Gamal Yafai, Jack Massey and Liam Hanrahan will also be in action.