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Scott Quigg Reflects on His Past, Looks To The Future

By Steve Lillis, courtesy of The Daily Star

BAD-BOY Scott Quigg was expelled from school so he could continue his education in a boxing ring.

The British super-bantamweight champion was just 15 when he was allowed to leave Bury’s Elton High School after pleading to be kicked out. Now he is closing in on world title glory – leaving his former teachers wearing the dunce caps.

Quigg, 23, challenges Leicester’s Rendall Munroe for the vacant interim WBA super-bantamweight crown at Manchester Velodrome on June 16 in a true examination of his fighting credentials.

He said: “I always turned up for school because I didn’t want my mum to get into trouble.

“When it came to subjects like science and maths I wasn’t the brightest kid and it didn’t interest me. I was getting into trouble so I went home and talked it over with my mum. I said I wanted them to chuck me out.

“They called a meeting for us to go in and discuss my problems and they laughed at my way of solving the solution because nobody had ever asked to be expelled.

“The deputy head said, ‘What are you going to be and achieve in life with no education?’

“I told the teachers I wouldn’t tell them because they would all laugh. When they pressed me I replied, ‘I am going to be a champion boxer’.

“They then warned of what my life would be like if I failed, but my determination was strong even then.

“They ended up expelling me, but putting me on a course where I went to college once a week. I am proving them wrong.”

After being bombed out with no qualifications, dad Kenneth made his son get a lowly paid job sweeping a factory floor.

“It gave me a motto that has remained etched ever since,” said Quigg.

“Train hard and you will never have to work in a factory.”

Since turning professional shortly after his 18th birthday, Quigg has steamed to 24 consecutive wins.

But he is shocked to be made favourite for a fight which is seen by many as his ring graduation.

Southpaw Munroe has competed at a higher level and Quigg added: “What Rendall has achieved and the level he has fought at is fantastic.

“I have only had two major championship fights and people are saying my opponents, Jason Booth and Jamie Arthur, had seen their best days.

“I am not disagreeing and realise how much I’ll be up against it. But I know what I’m capable of doing.”

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