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Hearn Says Goldenboy Rejected Quigg-Santa Cruz Bout

By John MacDonald

World super bantamweight titlists Scott Quigg 28-0-2 (21 KOs) and Leo Santa Cruz 27-0 (15 KOs) will be defending their WBA “regular” and WBC straps respectively on September 13 but Quigg’s promoter, Eddie Hearn revealed to BoxingScene.com that the Mexican tuned down the opportunity to face his unbeaten charge.

Quigg will headline at the Phones4U Arena, Manchester against former WBO bantamweight champion, Paulus Ambunda. The challenger brings a 21-1 (10 KOs) record to the ring with his sole defeat coming by way of a competitive decision loss to Tomoki Kameda last year.

Two-weight title holder, Santa Cruz will be making the third defence of the title he won by stopping Victor Terrazas in three rounds, on the undercard of the rematch between Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana. Hearn approached Goldenboy Promotions with a view to matching the unbeaten pair on that bill, only to have his approach rejected.

“The Quigg situation has been quite frustrating because we were desperate to make the Leo Santa Cruz fight after his comments regarding the fight but the feedback has been abysmal,” Hearn told BoxingScene.

“I knew they wouldn’t come over here but I still put the question out there. I’ve told Golden Boy time and time again ‘We will come to America, not a problem.’ Even 2 or 3 days ago I spoke to Robert Diaz [Golden Boy Matchmaker] while tying up some things for [Shawn] Porter-[Kell] Brook and I said ‘Look whose Leo Santa Cruz fighting? If you need us on Sept 13 we are there’. We've seen so many quotes from him saying he wants to fight Quigg, [Carl] Frampton and even [Gullermo] Rigondeaux - I don't think he has the intention of fighting any of them. It will be interesting to see who he does choose on September 13. He is a quality fighter – let’s hope we can get the quality fights made"

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Bumdre Ward on 08-08-2014

I'd not accept it either because LSC vs Quigg is a headline main event in its own right it shouldn't be seen as a co-main to that "rich cowards" fight card.

Comment by gbonafide on 08-08-2014

Leo's with Al Haymon who is lining up the flyweight version of Rod Salsa to fought him at SBW.

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 08-08-2014

[QUOTE=Andre Wardttke;14836724]Hearn is full of shït. Why would he send Quigg to the US to fight LSC on another promoter's card, where Quigg would probably lose, when Hearn is trying to orchestrate a unification of two unbeaten, British "champions" on…

Comment by turnedup on 08-08-2014

[QUOTE=Fetta;14836843]Everyone *****ed to get Richard out andget oscar back and now they *****ing cause oscar isnt the leader so many thought he was and if you look over the fence we got pac v algeri on PPV and that has…

Comment by hamada44 on 08-08-2014

The whole mayweather undercard is going to be rubbish. No fights have been announced and its 5 weeks away. Get ready for some bull**** boxing fans. LSC, thurman, j leon love and mickey bey are on the card I heard…

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