Quigg goes up against Ambunda

  • Last Updated: August 5 2014, 14:23 BST

British boxer Scott Quigg will make the fourth defence of his WBA world super-bantamweight title against Namibia's Paulus Ambunda on September 13 at the Phones 4u Arena.

Scott Quigg: Will defend his WBA World Super Bantamweight title in Manchester
Scott Quigg: Will defend his WBA World Super Bantamweight title in Manchester

Unbeaten Quigg (28-0-2, 21KO wins) will face a step-up in opposition after stopping lightly regarded pair Diego Oscar Silva and Tshifhiwa Munyai in the second round in his last two bouts, with his first defence against Yoandris Salinas ending in a draw.

Ambunda (21-1, 10KOs) is a former WBO bantamweight champion, losing the belt to Tomoki Kameda in August last year before responding by winning the WBA and IBF international titles at 122lbs to set up a clash with Quigg.

Quigg's promoter Eddie Hearn said: "We are excited to be back in Manchester in September for another big night. Scott is in scintillating form and ready to stamp his authority on the division."

Quigg is the WBA's regular titlist although the organisation recognise Guillermo Rigondeaux as its 'super' champion.

Also featuring on the bill is Anthony Crolla, who takes on former WBC super-featherweight champion Gamaliel Diaz, with the Manchester lightweight hoping victory next month can set up a title shot of his own.