SunSport runs the rule over Quigg’s bid to go again for world glory as chief support to Joshua vs Klitschko
ANTHONY JOSHUA takes on Wladimir Klitschko in front of a sell-out 90,000 at Wembley Stadium on Saturday in one of the most anticipated fights in years.
But the undercard at Wembley is packed full of potentially explosive clashes, not least down at featherweight where Scott Quigg is hoping to take another step on the path to becoming world champion.
Quigg faces Viorel Simion in the chief support fight of the night and the Manchester man is keen to put on a show.
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Scott Quigg v Viorel Simion – IBF featherweight title eliminator, 12×3
Record: 28, 32-1-2 (24 Kos)
Height: 5ft 8in
It has been all change for Scott Quigg since his grudge match defeat to Carl Frampton last year.
He has left Manchester trainer Joe Gallagher and relocated to Los Angeles where he now trains at the world famous Wild Card gym under fabled trainer Freddie Roach.
He waved goodbye to the super-bantamweight division too and will continue his assault on the 126lb featherweight scene at Wembley after the IBF classified this one as an official eliminator.
This will be Quigg’s first fight with Roach in his corner and he will be looking to make a big statement as he bids to become world champion in a second weight class before the year is out.
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POTENTIAL: Featherweight is currently one of the strongest divisions in boxing but Quigg can win a title there if Roach can hone his talent.
Record: 35, 21-1 (9)
Height: 5ft 5in
APRIL 29 could be a long night for the IBF No.4 Viorel Simion.
The Romanian is now into his 11th year as a pro but this will be only his 23rd fight.
He has only lost once – although the UK does not hold many happy memories for the 35-year-old.
In his only other fight on these shores he lost for the first and only time, when Lee Selby was handed a unanimous decision against him after their 12-round scrap in July 2013.
And he looks set to go 0-2 in England with the prospect of facing a rejuvenated Scott Quigg looking like daunting for a man more used to boxing in small Romanian venues than football stadiums.
POTENTIAL: Unlikely to ever trouble any of the world champions in his few remaining years in the sport.