He attributed the issue to problems he had in training after fracturing a bone in his foot. Although Quigg refused to weigh-in on the Saturday the fight went ahead and Scott endured a punishing unanimous decision defeat. He sustained a broken nose during the fight as well. In a gruelling 12 rounds Valdez finished strongly but also had to endure a suspected broken jaw.
Larry Hazzard Jr scored 118-110 and both Max DeLuca and Terry O’Connor had it 117-111, all for Valdez.
“Early on we went toe to toe and then he started to box and I didn’t. I gave him a bit too much room and towards then end we started going at it again. I thought it was an exciting fight for the fans. I enjoyed it. I thought it was a bit closer than the scorecards but I think the right man won,” Quigg said afterwards. “
“Both guys showed unbelievable heart it was a brilliant fight,” said Quigg’s promoter Eddie Hearn.