Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Scott Quigg: I Feel I Beat Salinas By a Round or Two

Scott Quigg retained his WBA super-bantamweight title with a majority draw against Yoandris Salinas at London's 02 Arena.

Quigg was making the first defence of his newly acquired WBA title and struggled to pin down the slick Salinas in the cagey early rounds, but his late charge closed the tally on the scorecards.

Two judges scored the fight 114-114, while the other made it 115-113 to Quigg and two fighters were unhappy with the unsatisfactory verdict.

Both men swapped range-finding jabs in a cagey opener and Salinas appeared to edge the round with his swift left hand.

A body shot appeared to briefly bother Salinas in the second, but the Cuban continued to pump out his accurate jab and Quigg was caught by a steady stream of lefts in the third.

The slow pace suited the patient Salinas, but Quigg raised the tempo in the fourth and landed a decent right hand, while the Bury man sunk home body shots in the fifth.

Salinas responded well in the sixth, dictating the round with his precise jab, and there was little to split the two in a scrappy seventh with both men struggling to land clean punches.

Quigg showed more urgency in the eighth and enjoyed success with hooks to the body, while Salinas was unsettled by some crisp combinations in the ninth.

With just a few rounds remaining, Quigg appeared to have timed his charge well and hooks hammered into Salinas' ribs in the tenth.

Salinas sensed the fight was drifting away and stood and traded in the 11th, but Quigg was relishing the battle and unleashed a barrage of punches.

A hurtful hook seemed to unravel Salinas' defences in the final round, but there was a brief scare when Quigg fell to the canvas which was correctly ruled as a slip.

"I feel I won the fight," said Quigg afterwards. "I feel I won it by a round or two rounds.

"I stuck to the gameplan for five or six rounds. We knew we were going to be sharp early on and I couldn't have gone how I did in the last five rounds like that from the start because I would have been picked off.

"We stuck to the plan. It felt like I was in control all the way through. Obviously I'm gutted that I didn't get the win.

"I've just been in with a world class fighter. He had 300 odd amateur and I had 12 and I belong at world level and I think I just proved that."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Yafai: 'Absolute Joke' How Heavy Carmona Came in for Our Fight Horn's Trainer: Crawford is Just a Man, Horn Beat a Legend! Naoya Inoue Eyes More Titles: I Hope To Win Whole WBSS! Adonis Stevenson: Mayweather Tricked Us With The Officials! Ricky Burns Will Return on June 16th in Newcastle Kal Yafai: I'm Ready to Take Out the Champs, One After Another Photos: Naoya Inoue Destroys Jamie McDonnell in One Round Golovkin Promoter Explains GGG's Position: He Wants Fair Split! De La Hoya To Golovkin: Go Fight Derevyancheko For $1 Million! Daily Bread Mailbag: Loma vs. Tank, Mikey Garcia, Russell, More Jamie McDonnell Confirms He Will Move Up After KO Loss BoxingScene.com's Television Picks of The Week - May 26 Dubois Gives Deontay Wilder The Edge To Beat Anthony Joshua Jarrett Hurd Turns Back on Lara Rematch, Wants Kell Brook Next The Unfortunate Reality of Canelo-GGG Rematch Negotiations Luis Ortiz Waiting For WBC To Make Ruling on Whyte Fight Linares: I Did Not Quit With Lomachenko, I'd Like a Rematch Photos: Ramirez-Mendez, Nyambayar-Escandon - PBC Weigh-In Evens Pierre Knocks Francisco Contreras Out in Seventh De La Hoya Smiles at Golovkin: Good Luck With Derevyanchenko! Photos: Ancajas vs. Sultan, Yafai vs. Carmona - Ready For War Artur Szpilka Drops, Dominates Dominick Guinn Over Ten Rounds Miguel Cotto Helping Polish The Skills of Angel Acosta Izu Ugonoh Returns, Stops Fred Kassi in Three Rounds Photos: David Lemieux Looks Depleted at Weigh-In For Achour Mazion vs. Pauldo - Golden Boy on ESPN Co-Main Set, June 8 Danny Garcia vs. Shawn Porter Deal Reached For WBC Title Berchelt vs. Barros Finalized For Merida, To Be Carried By ESPN+ David Lemieux Fails To Make Weight, Move To 168 is Eyed Luis Nery: I'll Prove I'm The Best at 118, I Want My Title Back Joshua, Hearn Stand Firm: Wilder Fight Must Be in The UK News: Tyson Fury's Return, Bare Knuckle Boxing, James Beech Epic Sports CEO on Securing Whyte-Pulev, Signing Fighters, More Inoue Confirms He’ll Compete in WBSS Bantamweight Tournament Brendan Ingle, Dean Francis Pass Away: Boxing World Mourns Tony Bellew "100%" Interested In Fighting Oleksandr Usyk Inoue Blows Out McDonnell in 1st Round to Win Bantamweight Title Trout: I'm Going To Derail Charlo-Hurd, Get Rematch With Hurd! Shiro Knocks Out Lopez With Body Shot in 2nd Round of Rematch Warren: Tyson Fury Will Avoid Comeback Mistakes of Haye
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement