Scott Quigg says he will prove he is best super-bantamweight in the world
Last Updated: 15/07/15 3:33pm
Scott Quigg is out to prove he is the best super-bantamweight in the world.
The WBA champion makes the fifth defence of his title against Kiko Martinez on Saturday, live on Sky Sports 1.
Carl Frampton is also in action this weekend and although there has been no exchange between them, Quigg (30-0-2-KO22) is determined to show he is best in the division.
"That rivalry is good for both us, people picking him over me slightly, but the main thing is I have a chance and I want those fights to prove I am the best," he told Sky Sports.
"When the fights are made - for instance this fight on Saturday night - I’ve got a chance to go out there and prove and show people why I am the best super-bantamweight in the world.
I’ve got a chance to go out there and prove and show people why I am the best super-bantamweight in the world.
"And it’s my job to go out there and change people’s minds who think Frampton can beat me, to change them into Quigg fans."
Quigg knows comparisons will be made between him and Frampton, who beat Martinez (32-4-0-KO24) in February 2013 and then again in September 2014, when he took the IBF world title away from him.
This will be Quigg's first fight in eight months due to a hand injury but he believes the time out of the ring has made him even better.
"I couldn’t be any better place in my career now – both physically and mentally – but most importantly my boxing skill has improved so much," he added.
"We have been working hard and you are going to see the best Scott Quigg that’s been seen on Saturday night.
"Anything less is a bonus but we are preparing for the best Martinez there has ever been and we have left no stone unturned.
"I am very, very confident that I am going to go out there on Saturday night and prove that I am the best in the world."