Contact was made between the teams of Josh Warrington and Scott Quigg regarding an IBF title fight in October
IBF featherweight champion Josh Warrington may want a marking-time fight as he waits for a route to unification matches to open up, but he is not looking to take things easy. Far from it, in fact. As a date sometime in October has been pencilled in for the Leeds hero, who edged past mandatory challenger Kid Galahad in June, Seconds Out has learned former Super WBA super-bantamweight champion and ex-WBO featherweight title challenger Scott Quigg was sounded out to meet Warrington next.
Quigg was injured in sparring ahead of a scheduled clash with Jayson Velez at super-feather in April, after coming in overweight to face Valdez in March 2018. The torn bicep tendon required an operation and, while Quigg is back in light training, the Warrington query may have come a little too soon for the Bury man.
“He was offered Josh Warrington for October but it is too soon for him,” said our well-connected source. “They [Warrington’s promotional team] were putting out the initial feelers, asking who managed Scott etc – he is self-managed – and would he be interested in Josh in October. Scott said yep straight away, ‘I’m definitely interested but my arm is still not repaired.’ There has also been talk of Scott fighting [IBF champion] Tevin Farmer at super-feather.”