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Quigg wants Farmer, faces Velez first

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Quigg wants Farmer, faces Velez first

On Thursday, Matchroom Boxing announced that Scott Quigg (35-2-2 26 KOs) is in action against Jayson Velez (28-5-1, 20 KOs) as part of a solid fight card topped by a World title doubleheader with Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (47-4-1 41 KOs) and Juan Francisco Estrada (38-3 26KOs) rematch for the WBC and Ring Magazine World Super-Flyweight titles and WBA World Super-Bantamweight champion Daniel Roman and IBF ruler TJ Doheny clashing in a unification bout. This card can be seen in the States on the streaming service DAZN.

Quigg (35-2-2, 26 KOs)  is looking for his second win in a row after stopping Mario Briones last October on the same card last October Tevin Farmer defeated James Tennyson.

Velez (28-5-1, 20 KOs) has won two fights in a row by knocking out former world title challenger Orlando Cruz in September and former junior featherweight titlist Victor Terrazas in last March.

“These are the cards I want to be on,” said Quigg. “It’s a great chance for me to make a big statement with the attention on the bill. I want to be a World Champion again so I need to show people that I mean business. Jayson is a solid fighter who is coming off some good wins so it’s a good test and one I am looking forward to.

“Boston was a good win, coming off the Oscar Valdez defeat it was good to get back to winning ways in a new city in my second fight over here. It was my first fight at Super-Featherweight, I felt strong and I enjoyed the city.

“Tevin is a very good fighter, one I’ve watched for a long time. He’s come up the hard way with four losses as he was matched tough early on. He does everything well, but it’s a fight that I would jump at as I believe I have got the beating of him.

“I think I can fight for a title this year. Get a good win over Jayson on April 26 and I believe I’m ready. If I have to have another fight before then so be it, but 2019 I want to win a World title again.”

Also in action is Jessie Vargas (28-2-2 10 KOs) is on the quest to become a three-weight World champion and faces Humberto Soto (69-9-2 37 KOs). The Soto fight will be Vargas’ first fight with new trainer Freddie Roach, who also is the coach for Scott Quigg.

Unbeaten Super-Middleweight Anthony Sims Jr (17-0 16 KOs), Shahram Giyasov (7-0 6KOs), Diego Pacheco (2-0 1KO) and Houston’s Austin ‘Ammo’ Williams, who will be making his pro debut on the card are also in action.

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