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Scott Quigg Showed Boxing Dedication at an Early Age

By Kevin Francis, courtesy of The Daily Star

SCOTT QUIGG won’t complain if he is called a Mickey Mouse fighter – in fact, he would probably be proud of it!

For it was in Disneyland that a young Quigg first showed how dedicated he was to boxing by sidestepping visits to the land of Mickey.

Quigg, 23, is hoping that such dedication will be rewarded when he meets Leicester’s Rendall Munroe for the vacant interim WBA super-bantamweight crown at Manchester Velodrome tonight.

The dedication that the Bury fighter has always shown was clearly evident when, as a kid, his parents took the family to Disneyland every Christmas.

While his brother Kenneth and sister Daisy were having a magical time in the theme park, Scott was always sulking because he wasn’t in a boxing gym.

British champion Quigg, who has won all 24 pro fights, recalled: “I was 13 – an age when a kid should be enjoying all the white-knuckle rides.

“But it wasn’t for me and I would be sulking. I was the only one who wasn’t interested. All I wanted to do was to get to a gym and train.

“When we weren’t at a park, everybody would be in the pool enjoying themselves. But I was going for a run then coming back to shadow box.

“I found a gym in St Petersburg, but my parents stopped me from going. They said it was too rough downtown and I might get shot.

“In the end they let me stay back at the villa so I could train by myself – running, shadow boxing and skipping.

“That was how I knew I wouldn’t stop until I made something of myself as a boxer. I always wanted to succeed and what happened on those Florida holidays showed it.”

It still happens now, even when he is on holiday with his girlfriend Beverley Bugeja, with Quigg saying: “Beverley doesn’t object at all.

“We went to Abu Dhabi after one of my fights and were having a nice relax but I noticed there were boxing classes. I went in and ended up taking everybody on the pads.

“Beverley sacrifices time in her social life to be with me before a fight. She will sit with me indoors all weekend and come round at night and make tea.

“She is so supportive and backs me 100 per cent and I even take her on the pads and to the gym on holiday. She is a tremendous support.

“She knows how much boxing means to me from the day I met her and never once has she said, ‘We need to do this and that’. It makes life so much easier.”

PREDICTION: Munroe will be a tough nut to crack but I am taking Bury fi ghter Quigg to come out on top – probably with a points decision.

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