Valdez’ Manager Claims Quigg Turned Down 2nd Weigh-In
Scott Quigg took Oscar Valdez to the limit, but would fail to pull off the victory in a fight mired in controversy.
Valdez would walk out suffering a fractured jaw and losing a tooth, and his manager Frank Espinoza is unhappy that Quigg not only failed to make weight, but would walk into the ring at 142 pounds.
In an interview with Boxing Scene, Espinoza claims Quigg was completely unprofessional.
“We did what we had to do, we came in at 126, it was unprofessional on Quigg’s part and his coach (Freddie Roach) that they came in at 128.8. I thought we came to an agreement but we obviously didn’t,” said Espinoza. “I think you put a fighter in danger when you put a fighter in there that weights way more than we did. So I’m very upset about this situation.”
Espinoza claims that his fighter was more than fine with doing a weigh-in during the day of the fight, but it was Quigg who refused the customary weigh-in for when a fighter misses weight.
”That’s total bullsh*t, it’s the other way around,” he stated.
“They weren’t available, they didn’t come to the table We didn’t negotiate anything, they just said flat out no. We wanted the second day weigh-in, we pushed for it. They weren’t on board.”