News | Apr 27 2017

Freddie Roach: ‘When Scott Quigg dominates on Saturday you’ll see the difference from Lee Selby’

John Dennen speaks to Freddie Roach about his new student Scott Quigg and their world title aspirations
Scott Quigg
Scott Quigg  |  Mark Robinson/Matchroom

LEGENDARY trainer Freddie Roach, who has taken on former world champion Scott Quigg, expects his new charge to dazzle on Saturday’s Joshua-Klitschko undercard and seize Lee Selby’s IBF featherweight title later this year.

“He’s doing quite well. He works really, really hard. He’s real dedicated, he listens and he’s made a good game plan with this fight and he’ll go through to bigger and better things,” Roach said of his new pupil. “Like Manny Pacquiao’s he’s got a good work ethic.

“I find when fighters work like that, good things happen.”

Rather than target conqueror Carl Frampton or exciting Mexican unified champ Leo Santa Cruz at featherweight, Roach wants Quigg to push straight on for Selby. “I wouldn’t want to wait for that one [Frampton and Santa Cruz winner] but we take it fight by fight and we go from there,” Freddie said.

“I actually watched the opponent [Viorel Simion] and Selby’s in a couple of them. He’s okay. But when we dominate this guy on Saturday night, you’ll see the difference between the two.”

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