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Jono Carroll adamant he will ‘smash up’ ‘old man’ Scott Quigg

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Jono Carroll has warned Scott Quigg that he is getting smashed up when the pair meet in early 2020.

The ultra confident super featherweight believes all the advantages in the proposed clash are with him and can’t foresee any other outcome than a comprehensive King Kong win.

The recent world title challenger says the former world champion and Carl Frampton nemesis can have it any which way he wants it, predicting he could out box the Freddie Roach trained fighter or out fight him if needs be.

“I’ll smash Scott Quigg’s head in today, I’ll smash it in next week. I could tell him what I am going to do to him and I am [still] going to be able to do it,” Carroll said on his own YouTube channel.

“I think Scott Quigg is a great fighter. I have massive respect for him, former world champion and what not, but I just think I have faster hands, he is coming up to my weight division, so I am going to be stronger than him. Whether he thinks it or not, I am going to be naturally the bigger man in there.”

“I can come forward and go to war with him if I truly want to. I can outbox him if I truly want to. So basically it can be as technical as I want it or it can be a war. The ball is my court I can do whatever I want to Scott Quigg.”

While Carroll believes he can bring a diverse approach to proceedings he argues the same came be said of the Bury native.

The Marbella-based Dubliner argues Quigg is a one trick pony, although does point out he has mastered that trick.

“I know what he is going to do. I know how he is going to fight. He is a one dimensional fighter, what he does well and he is good at it. He is a tough man.”

The ever entertaining fighter has revealed the options he has with regard to tactics and approach,but despite claiming he has superior skills he predicts a war will break out when the pair meet.

“I think it will be a 12 round war. It’s not one of those were someone will get stopped, but if I do stop him it will be with a body shot. Because he is an old man I am going to put serious pressure on him. I am going to grind him and work him hard and I am going to hurt him,” he adds before revealing he feels like he fast approaching his peak.

“I have been working on a lot of power now. Everything I have been working on in the gym for the last one or two years now I feel like its all coming together, before I was trying things out. Sometimes it would work for me sometimes it wouldn’t, but I just think I am starting to become the complete fighter now.”

Carroll and Quigg first agreed to fight on the Clash of the Dunes card which played out last weekend, only for a recurring shoulder injury to rule the English man out of the fight.

The fight seems to have been rescheduled and Carroll expects the fight to play out before February 8th passes

“I was devastated that fight got called off. Obviously it was on the Anthony Joshua Ruiz undercard it would have been massive for my profile. It would have shown the world what I am really made of and unfirtunetly it didn’t happen. That’s boxing! “


Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sports for a living for over 20 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com