On September 13th, 2014, Scott Quigg demonstrated why he’s one of the Junior Featherweight division’s most dangerous combatants. The Lancashire-born fighter dominated and stopped Belgium’s Stephane Jamoye in the 3rd round of their world title fight at England’s Phones4U Arena. The quick victory, which came at the 1:13 mark, retained Quigg’s WBA crown.
Despite a spirited effort from Jamoye in the 2nd round, where he dug some nice shots to the body of Quigg, the Belgian was both overmatched and overpowered. Quigg reminded his foe who was capable of landing the bigger shots downstairs in the round that followed, where he knocked the wind out of Jamoye several times, and finally dropped him. (Quigg vs Jamoye Highlights)
Following the victory, 25-year-old Quigg bulks his record to 30 wins, 22 knockouts, and 2 draws, while Jamoye’s reduces to 26 wins, 16 knockouts, and 6 losses.
Quigg deserves respect for handling an opponent of this level very well, but given this is now his 4th title defense, it’s surely time Quigg started to going after bigger fish. Carl Frampton, his rival, may hold a fraction of the world title just like him, but Frampton has already claimed the scalp of a very dangerous and well-respected Kiko Martinez – twice (read our full report on Frampton vs Martinez II).
Speaking of Northern Ireland’s golden boy, will we ever get to see a domestic dustup between the two? Frampton vs Quigg would be salivating, to say the least; a pick’ em fight that holds star power clout, and would certainly hit TV screens both in the UK and across the pond.
Perhaps Barry McGuigan (Cyclone Promotions) and Eddie Hearn (Matchroom Sport Promotions) are building the two fighters until they can fill Wembley as did Carl Froch and George Groves? Well, we fight fans can always dream, can’t we?
On the evening’s undercard, rising Heavyweight Anthony Joshua blasted out Konstantin Airich (21-10-2, 17 KO) with next to no trouble. The TKO victory came at 1:13 of the 3rd round. Joshua now improves his unbeaten record to a perfect 8 wins, all coming by way of knockout. He’s certainly one to watch, now, and in the future.
Also featured was Anthony Crolla (28-4-2, 11 KO) who had to settle for a Technical Draw. The always displeasing outcome came about in the 3rd round following an accidental head clash which left opponent Gamaliel Diaz (38-11-3, 17 KO) with a severe cut.
What did you think of Quigg vs Jamoye? Is he the real deal? Can he mix it up with Frampton and his other fellow elites in the Junior Featherweight ranks?
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