Roach Feels Quigg Will KO Valdez
Scott Quigg made a major move in his life and career by moving to the United States and learn under Freddie Roach, and Quigg’s new trainer feels that many have underestimated Quigg.
Quigg faces Oscar Valdez on March 10th for the WBO featherweight title from the Stubhub Center in Carson, California, and according to a report from Boxing Scene, Roach is looking for Quigg to score the KO.
“Valdez is a very tough guy,” Roach told Sky Sports on Wednesday. “He comes to fight. Pretty good left hook, big overhand right, pretty methodical. We can read him and we can beat him with speed and so forth. The thing is – a lot of people don’t understand the power [Quigg] has. He has tremendous power, also, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he knocks this guy out.”
And Quigg’s recent fights help back up Roach’s claims, with Quigg knocking out two of his three most recent opponents. His new student’s power isn’t the only reason Roach is praising the U.K. import. “He’s a great student,” Roach said.
“He comes to work, he makes my job easy. He’s always in shape. We don’t have to worry about that at all. He will never get tired in a fight because he works so hard and he is a very dedicated kid. He’s a dream come true. He’s a great kid to have around.”
Original Story: Boxing Scene