Quigg Injured, Out of April 26 defense
Former WBA super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg will not be competing as planned on April 26, as he has been forced out of action with an injury.
Quigg reportedly suffered a tendon injury during sparring and will need surgery right away. As a result, he will not be able to compete in his scheduled featherweight bout with Jayson Velez as part of the undercard for the Srisaket Sor Rungvisai vs. Juan Francisco Estrada rematch.
“Absolutely gutted to inform everyone I will not be fighting on the 26th of April in Los Angeles as planned,” Quigg stated. “Training had been going fantastic and everything was well on schedule but in my final week of heavy preparation before tapering down I suffered an injury during sparring. A total freak accident where I hit my sparring partner with a left hook, my elbow jarred and the tendon ripped clean off my bicep and elbow.
“I went straight to see a specialist and had scans which confirmed the damage. I will need surgery to re-attach my tendon which will be done this coming Tuesday by the specialist. Gutted isn’t the word. I’m absolutely devastated after all the work and training me and my team have put in this camp and also being so close to the fight.”
After losing his 126-pound title to Carl Frampton in 2016, Quigg moved up to 130 and racked off three straight wins before a loss to Oscar Valdez. He last competed in October, scoring a second-round finish of Mario Briones.
Quigg has been aiming for an IBF title clash with Tevin Farmer.
Original Story: Boxing Scene