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However, a recurrence of an army injury means the Bury fighter has withdrawn.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.
🚑 Scott Quigg has suffered a recurrence of his arm injury and pulled out of his fight with Jono Carroll on the Ruiz Jr vs Joshua rematch undercard, December 7th.— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) November 8, 2019
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.