QUIGG RETAINS WBA TITLE WITH TKO

Bury’s Scott Quigg this evening retained his WBA super bantamweight title with a third round technical knock out of Belgian Stephane Jamoye.

From the opening bell it was evident Quigg was quite a lot bigger than his opponent who has primarily fought at Bantamweight right throughout his career.

Quigg put a lot of pressure on his opponent from the opening bell; tracking Jamoye down across the ring whilst digging in hard left hooks to the body and head, it was clear he had done easily enough to win the opening stanza.

During the second round Jamoye fired back and stood toe-to-toe with the 25 year old champion to the joy of the onlooking crowd, both fighters pulled tongues and smiled at each other before Quigg finished the sequence with the better of the action.

The bout became a formality at 1.13 of the third round as a thunderous body shot by the former British champion put Jamoye down for the best part of eight seconds. The former European champion made it to his feet but referee Terry O’Connor called the action and that was all she wrote.

Scott Quigg now moves to (29-0-2, 22KO’s) with a possible unification fight with IBF champion Carl Frampton on the horizon, whilst Jamoye slumps to (26-6, 16KO’s) with two defeats in his last three fights.

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