News | Jan 03 2018

Oscar Valdez vs Scott Quigg close

Oscar Valdez vs Scott Quigg promises to be a thriller, writes John Dennen
Oscar Valdez vs Scott Quigg
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A deal for Oscar Valdez vs Scott Quigg is nearing completion. Valdez, the WBO featherweight champion, would meet Quigg at the StubHub Center in Carson on March 10 if terms can be agreed and the fight confirmed.

Eddie Hearn, Quigg’s promoter, said, “I see the news breaking. Correct – we are close to finalising a deal for Scott Quigg to face Oscar Valdez for the world title. Hopefully get it over the line, will be an unbelievable fight.”

Valdez is an unbeaten 23-0 (19) and won the WBO featherweight belt in 2016, which he has defended three times since. But Quigg is the kind of higher profile challenger Valdez craves.