Bury’s Scott Quigg (29-0-2, 22KO’s) proved yet again his championship credentials with a dominant twelve round decision victory over a relentless Hidenori Otake (22-2-3, 9KO’s) tonight in Liverpool.

The super bantamweight, making the fifth defence of his regular WBA world title, showed superb conditioning and mental guile to outfox an opponent who came over to the UK for more than just a pay cheque.

Whilst the bookmakers predicted correctly, pre-fight odds have been way wide of the mark, with opponents putting forward much more of a contest than some of the very short prices would have had you believe before hand.

Quigg 26, managed to open a cut upon the right eye of his Japanese opponent mid way through the fight with a cuffing left hand, later in the round shaking the challenger to his boots, one of nearly half a dozen times the champion had looked to have his opponent in trouble throughout the contest.

The victory keeps Scott Quigg on course for potential super fights at 122lbs in the future, with prospective fights against IBF champion and rival Carl Frampton, as well as a tough match up against pound-for-pound lineal champion Guillermo Rigondeaux also a possibility.