Scott Quigg, Servania Go Toe To Toe at Wild Card
By Ronnie Nathanielsz
Undefeated WBO Intercontinental super bantamweight champion Genesis "Azukal" Servania had the opportunity of going toe-to-toe with reigning WBA World Super bantamweight Champion, Scott Quigg of the United Kingdom in what was described as
"a well-applauded 4 round sparring session."
The sparring session took place at the Wild Card Gym of Freddie Roach in Los Angeles. The 22- year-old Servania, who has a record of 23-0 with 9 knockouts, refused to be awed by the 25-year-old world champion Quigg who has a record of 27-0-2 with 20 knockouts.
Quigg won the world title with a 2nd round TKO of Argentine Diego Oscar Silva whom he dropped twice in round two to earn a stoppage at 1:41 of the round.
Villamor told BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard that the fast-rising Servania and World Champion Quigg who are both undefeated "entertained the onlookers with their torrid exchange of blows with no let-up."
Servania and Quigg complimented each other after sparring and agreed to spar again before Servania and Milan Melindo leave for Tijuana, Mexico next week to spar with a roster of Mexican fighters.
Former flyweight challenger Milan Melindo sparred with former WBO/WBA flyweight champion Brian Viloria and two-time Olympic gold medalist and Freddie Roach protege Zou Shiming at the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles.
Trainer Edito "Ala" Villamor in a brief note said Melindo held his own against the two top flyweights going two rounds with each of them.
Melindo had earlier engaged a promising and undefeated Mexican in a previous soarring session where Villamor said "Milan simply concentrated on his defense and his methodical punching easing up f rom time to time against his younger sparmate."
[quote=D-MiZe] Quote: Originally Posted by .:: JSFD26 ::. What's Quigg doing on this side of the pond in LA? Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android Gallagher takes his boys over to wild card frequently. [/quote] That's a long trip just…Comment by Weebler I on 01-23-2014
[QUOTE=mattspencer;14162491]Can someone explain the WBA situation?[/QUOTE] This isn't a full explanation by any means, but rather than having one world champion, the WBA have a "Super" champion and a "Regular" champion. Froch and Quigg are regular world champions, Rigondeaux and…Comment by takingaim on 01-23-2014
[QUOTE=.:: JSFD26 ::.;14162520]What's Quigg doing on this side of the pond in LA? [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/I][/SIZE][/QUOTE] Sparring with Servania, maybe??Comment by D-MiZe on 01-23-2014
[QUOTE=.:: JSFD26 ::.;14162520]What's Quigg doing on this side of the pond in LA? [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/I][/SIZE][/QUOTE] Gallagher takes his boys over to wild card frequently.Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 01-23-2014
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