Scott Quigg confirmed for Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko Wembley bill
By James Dielhenn
Last Updated: 28/03/17 2:31pm
Scott Quigg has been confirmed for Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko’s undercard at Wembley Stadium on April 29.
Quigg's (32-1-2) aim of securing a world featherweight title shot will continue as he meets Viorel Simion (21-1-0), a former opponent of Lee Selby, in defence of the WBA international belt live on Sky Sports Box Office.
The fight will be Quigg's second at featherweight, after the former WBA super-bantamweight champion started in the division with a stoppage win over Jose Cayetano in December.
He has since joined Freddie Roach's feted Wild Card gym in California and the famed trainer will make his debut in Quigg's corner at Wembley.
"This is a fight I'm really looking forward to," said Quigg. "It's my first fight working with Freddie and it's a fight that will catapult me right in the mix for a world title fight.
"Simion is an experienced, skilful and strong fighter and the only blemish on his record is against the current IBF champion Lee Selby, who he pushed all the way. I'm expecting and preparing for a very tough fight but one I'm very confident in. I expect to put in the best performance of my career and put myself in line for shot at one of the champions.
It's my first fight working with Freddie and it's a fight that will catapult me right in the mix for a world title fight.
"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."
Eddie Hearn added: "This is a great fight for Scott and the last hurdle before he hunts his second world title. Simion gave Selby a great fight on our Hull show a few years back and is an all-action fighter that will bring the heat on April 29.
"Because of both fighters' rankings, we are looking to apply to the WBA 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."
Anthony Joshua meets Wladimir Klitschko on April 29, live on Sky Sports Box Office.