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Scott Quigg Injured, Withdraws From Jayson Velez Clash

Former world champion Scott Quigg is not going to return as planned next weekend.

Quigg, who was training at the Wild Card Gym with Freddie Roach, was scheduled to fight Puerto Rico's Jayson Velez on April 26 in Los Angeles.

Quigg held the WBA title at 122-pounds, and is now campaigning at the super featherweight limit of 130, and was hoping to work his way to a showdown with IBF world champion Tevin Farmer.

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But now Quigg has suffered a tendon injury during sparring and he was told by a doctor to undergo surgery sooner than later.

There is no word on how long it will take before Quigg is medically cleared to return.

"Absolutely gutted to inform everyone I will not be fighting on the 26th of April in Los Angeles as planned," Quigg stated.

"Training had been going fantastic and everything was well on schedule but in my final week of heavy preparation before tapering down I suffered an injury during sparring. A total freak accident where I hit my sparring partner with a left hook, my elbow jarred and the tendon ripped clean off my bicep and elbow.

"I went straight to see a specialist and had scans which confirmed the damage. I will need surgery to re-attach my tendon which will be done this coming Tuesday by the specialist. Gutted isn't the word. I'm absolutely devastated after all the work and training me and my team have put in this camp and also being so close to the fight."

Quigg has been out of the ring since a stay busy win last October in Boston. He's rebuilding after suffering a twelve round decision loss in a grueling fight with WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez in March 2018.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Zaryu on 04-19-2019

Feel for him, hope he has a speedy recovery.

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 04-19-2019

Tendon injuries are more common with steroid users. I hope Quigg hasn't been on the gear like Big Cheating Baby.

Comment by BigZ44 on 04-19-2019

Damn, this has been a real ****ty week for boxing news. 3 fights I was really looking forward to are off now, :(

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