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Carroll looking to stop Quigg in Manchester

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Carroll looking to stop Quigg in Manchester

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Carroll looking to stop Quigg in Manchester

Jono Carroll was set to take on Scott Quigg as part of the Andy Ruiz-Anthony Joshua bill back in December, but Quigg had to withdraw due to an arm injury. With Quigg now ready to go, Carroll is to take him on as a headliner in Manchester, E on March 7, that will air on the streaming service DAZN in the States and Sky Sports across the pond in the UK.

Carroll speaking at the initial press conference Thursday was ecstatic about being the headliner once again.

“I’m finally topping a bill again,” Carroll said at the press conference on Thursday. “When the fight in Saudi Arabia got nglandcancelled, I thought Scott bottled it. This to me is a career shift.

“I’ve always wanted to top bills. I remember being there when Scott fought Kiko Martinez and I said to myself ‘I can’t wait to be there.’ I have no personal beef with anybody, but this is strictly business for me.

The last card Carroll was top-billed for when he challenged Tevin Farmer in Philadephia last March. That contest saw Carroll lose by unanimous decision.  Since then, Carroll rebounded with a win last August in Mexico and is now focused on taking on Quigg.

“The day after Christmas, I went out to Philadelphia to train,” Carroll said.”I didn’t even get to see my baby play with her toys. That’s how much I am up for this fight. I jumped at this fight, and I’m really looking forward to this fight. This could be over in a heartbeat.”

For Carroll, the goal is to get another crack at that a title shot. A victory against Quigg will keep his name atop of the rankings to do so.

“In either 2020 or 2021, I will get a world title,” Carroll mentioned. “I don’t say things for the sake of it; when I say something, it’s because I’m going to accomplish it.

“I’m sitting down on my shots and starting to hurt with my shots. I’m looking to bring a different aspect completely to my game and push Scott back to win the fight.”

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