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Scott Quigg Makes a Statement Destroying Kiko Martinez in 2!!!

Scott Quigg (left) landing a right uppercut during his impressive stoppage over Kiko Martinez. Photo: Scott J. Raven

Scott Quigg (left) landing a right uppercut during his impressive stoppage over Kiko Martinez. Photo: Scott J. Raven

By. BrotherJR

July 19, 2015

Heading into his fight against former IBF Jr. Featherweight Kiko Martinez there were two major questions facing Scott Quigg. 1. Could Quigg score a signature win that would give him the respect that many feel he’s lacking and 2. Can he look as impressive in defeating Martinez as rival Carl Frampton did during his two wins over Martinez (in Feb. 2013 and Sept. 2014). The answer to both questions was an emphatic yes as Quigg scored the most impressive win of his career overwhelming Martinez in two rounds at the Manchester Arena Saturday night in Manchester Arena to successfully defend his WBA ‘regular’ Jr. Featherweight title.

Quigg (31-0-2, 23 KOs) began the bout cautiously in round one, fighting exclusively on the back foot while Martinez charged ahead throwing punches in bunches. Based on activity and the aggressive pace that Martinez (32-6, 24 KOs) set early, he clearly won the opening round.

At the start of the second round however, Quigg got serious and went to work. Twenty-five into the round Quigg rocked Martinez with a right uppercut and a follow-up combination sent Martinez down. Martinez got up on wobbly legs, but soon went down for a second time after a barrage of punches culminating by a powerful right hand put Martinez down for a second time sixty-one seconds into the round. Martinez again rose to his feet, but referee Terry O’Conner had seen enough and called a halt to the bout.

This was an emphatic performance by Quigg’s career and pretty solidified himself as the real deal. And given the way he devastated Martinez, the drums will beat even louder for a bout against the aforementioned Frampton (who is the current IBF Jr. Featherweight champion) . Negotiations for a Quigg – Frampton bout failed earlier this year. Hopefully the two camps can come together and finally make this bout happen. It would be a real shame that a bout so many boxing fans are starving for (particularly in the UK) does not take place.

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July 19, 2015 - Posted by | Analysis, Blog, Commentary | , ,

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