Scott Quigg who was expected to take on Jayson Velez on April 26 has withdrawn from the bout due to an injury he had suffered in sparring to a torn tendon in his left arm. His bout was to be featured on the same card Srisaket Sor Rungvisai was to battle Juan Francisco Estrada.
In a statement posted to his Twitter account, he announced the following:
“Absolutely gutted to inform everyone I will not be fighting on the 26th of April in Los Angeles as planned.”
“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 on (April 15), a total freak accident where I hit my sparring partner with a left hook and 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 of what I’d felt and will need surgery to reattach my tendon.”
“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 with being so close to the fight,” Quigg said. “Thank you for all messages of support and once the operation is done I will start the rehabilitation process and I will make a full recovery and continue my career.”
I will no longer be fighting on the 26th April due to sustaining an injury to my Arm during sparring on Monday which needs surgery to put right! I’m Absolutely devastated as training camp had been one of my best and was so close to the fight. pic.twitter.com/LBXRPWop7D
— Scott Quigg (@scottquigg) April 19, 2019
Quigg (35-2-2, 26 KOs) was gunning for his second win in a row after stopping Mario Briones last October on the same card last October Tevin Farmer defeated James Tennyson. There was no time table on how long he will be out before he can begin training again. He was once the WBA Regular bantamweight champion from 2013 to 2016. He was training out in Hollywood, California with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach at 130 and his end goal with these fights, if he was successful, was to eventually take on Farmer for his IBF Jr. Lightweight title.