Hearn confirms Quigg signing
Unbeaten super-bantamweight Scott Quigg has become the latest boxer to link up with Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Promotions after splitting from previous promoter Ricky Hatton.
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The interim WBA champion was one of the star names under Hatton's banner and showed his potential with a sixth-round stoppage of British rival and former world title challenger Rendall Munroe in November last year.
But the 24-year-old has not fought since then and will be looking to shake off the ring rust in a 10-round bout against an as yet unnamed opponent on the undercard of Anthony Crolla's clash with Gavin Rees on June 29 at the USN Bolton Arena.
"I'm delighted to have signed a deal with Matchroom Sport and it's great to have a fight so soon," said Quigg. "I've been in training for a long time and with a new start with a new promoter.
"I'm always in the gym, I love training. But a fighter always wants to be in the ring fighting, that's where you learn and you also make your money to pay your bills.
"We're getting the ball rolling in Bolton, I've had one fight in a year so it's about getting the momentum going and looking to make waves in the division again."
Hearn recently saw another of Quigg's domestic rivals Carl Frampton leave his stable to link up with Frank Warren, ending a stream of defections who have moved in the opposite direction in recent times.
"I'm delighted to welcome Scott Quigg to the team," said Hearn.
"He is on the cusp of challenging for a world title and with the backing of Matchroom Sport and Sky Sports we believe he'll get there and stay there for a long time."