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Scott Quigg pulls out of Jono Carroll fight

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Scott Quigg [35(26)-2(0)-2] has pulled out of his fight with Jono Carroll [17(3)-1-1].

The former world champion, famed in Ireland for his clash with Carl Frampton, was due to face the Dubliner on the massive Andy Ruiz Jr verus Anthony Joshua rematch in Saudi Arabia on December 7.

However, a recurrence of an army injury means the Bury fighter has withdrawn.

Quigg announced the news on social media earlier tonight.

While it won’t prove a massive blow in terms of the promotion, the more knowledgeable fight fan will lament it’s loss.

The super featherweight clash had Fight of the Year potential even in a year where boxing has produced so many amazing fights.

For Carroll, it’s also a blow. Quigg as a known name and a former world champion would provided him with a chance to register a big name scalp.

The Freddie Roach-trained fighter also looked the ideal dance partner in terms of stealing a large degree of spotlight on a show that should be watched around the world.

Speaking before the bout was cancelled ‘King Kong’ intimated as much.

“In a way, this is even bigger than my world title fight,” said Carroll.

“People didn’t know Farmer in Ireland until I fought him but everyone knows Quigg because Frampton fought him. It’s a huge card and a great opportunity to show the world the best of me.”

The southpaw will most likely hold is place on the massive card, but it now remains to be seen who will man the opposite corner.

However, Matchroom seem keen to ensure a strong undercard and as such should look for a named replacement.


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