SCOTT QUIGG intends to show he was proper to give up the UK for the US when he tries to change into a two-weight world champion subsequent Saturday.
The previous WBA world super-bantamweight king ditched coach Joe Gallagher after he misplaced his title to Carl Frampton two years in the past.
He then linked up with Corridor of Fame coach Freddie Roach in Los Angeles.
Quigg mentioned he wanted a brand new coach to revitalise his profession after six years with Gallagher, in addition to a brand new problem.
He moved up a division to featherweight following his solely profession defeat.
And Bury boxer Quigg makes his battle debut within the US when he challenges unbeaten Oscar Valdez for the Mexican’s WBO featherweight crown in California.
Valdez, 27, selected Quigg for his voluntary defence — a certain signal his staff imagine the Brit will likely be his 24th sufferer.
Quigg, 29, revealed: “He’s in all probability hitting his peak proper now — however I’m very assured of successful.
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“It’s a battle that excites me. I didn’t hesitate to say sure when Valdez’s promoter got here knocking.
“Turning into a two-weight champion would in all probability be the most important achievement of my profession. They in all probability assume I will likely be crushed by the event — however they’d higher assume once more.”
Quigg has already had a close-up take a look at Valdez as they’ve sparred at Roach’s Wild Card Fitness center.
He added: “We shared the ring after I was getting ready for a battle towards Viorel Simion. The explanation I left my household behind was for that type of high quality sparring.
“The periods I had with Valdez underlined that I made the proper determination to uproot my camps.
“The Wild Card got here to a digital standstill once we sparred and neither of us took it straightforward. It was just about full-on.
“I do know what Valdez can do and it doesn’t fear me in any respect. I do know his attributes and his weaknesses, however he can say the identical for me.”
Extremely-rated Valdez boasts explosive punching energy that has stopped 19 of his earlier opponents.
Quigg mentioned: “It’s the type of world-class battle that I need to be concerned in they usually don’t come a lot greater than this.
“Promoters Prime Rank try to construct him into the subsequent star — however he’ll have to attend a bit!
“Valdez is 23-Zero and has not likely put a foot mistaken, however these are the challenges I would like and I 100 per cent imagine I’ll change into world champion on March 10.”
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Since losing to Northern Irishman Frampton on a split decision, Quigg has fought three times and looked as if he had recaptured the form that made him a champion.
He explained: “The last two performances have probably been the two I’ve enjoyed the most in a long, long time.
“I know that at the highest level I’ve got to be cuter and smarter. In the last two I just had fun. There are weaknesses in Valdez’ armour and I will exploit them.”