• Super-bantamweight

Quigg to fight on Froch v Groves undercard

ESPN staff
November 7, 2013
Scott Quigg drew with Yoandris Salinas in the first defence of his title © Getty Images

Scott Quigg will defend his WBA super-bantamweight title against Diego Silva on the undercard of Carl Froch's fight with George Groves on November 23.

Quigg held on to the belt when his first defence ended in a draw against Yoandris Salinas at London's O2 Arena in October.

That same night, Olympic super-heavyweight champion made his debut as a professional fighter, knocking out Emanuele Leo in the first round. Joshua will now join Quigg on the undercard at the Manchester Arena, where he will fight Hector Avila in what will be his fourth pro bout.

Promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed several additions to the busy undercard on Twitter, stating Joshua, Olympic gold medallist Luke Campbell and Quigg's gym-mate Anthony Crolla will all fight in Manchester.

Crolla faces Martin Gethin for the British lightweight and WBO inter-continental titles, while Martin Murray also features on the bill.

Quigg's latest defence comes 364 days after he first claimed the title when defeating Rendall Munroe at the second attempt in November last year. Their first fight had also resulted in a draw.

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