By Elliot Foster
Scott Quigg is set to make his long-awaited ring return before the year is out.
The former world super-bantamweight champion, who has been out of action since suffering an injury earlier this year, looks to have a spot on the undercard of a Sky Sports Box Office-aired bill.
Quigg sustained a broken jaw in the fourth round of his defeat at the hands of now-featherweight world champion Carl Frampton in February when the pair met head-on in a blockbuster unification showdown of the super-bantamweight division at the Manchester Arena.
Bury man Quigg (31-1-2, 23 KOs) will return to the scene of his darkest hour on December 10, when he faces an opponent to be named, as part of the undercard to Anthony Joshua’s next IBF world heavyweight title defense.
He is expected to move up to featherweight for his comeback fight and despite there not being an opponent scheduled to face the 28-year-old, he has stated in various interviews that he wants to fight “a big name.”
One of Quigg’s stablemates has also been confirmed as an addition to the bill as Hosea Burton (18-0, 9 KOs) defends his British light-heavyweight title against Frank Buglioni.
The two men were set to meet back in September, but Buglioni (18-2-1, 14 KOs) was forced to pull out of the fight after suffering a cut in sparring.
Super-welterweight talent Marcus Morrison (13-0, 10 KOs) and Commonwealth light-heavyweight champion Callum Johnson (16-0, 11 KOs), who are both trained by Joe Gallagher alongside the aforementioned Quigg, are set to have their names added to the card.
Meanwhile, Birmingham’s Kal Yafai (20-0, 14 KOs), who is the current British, WBA Inter-Continental and IBF Inter-Continental champion, challenges Luis Concepcion of Panama (35-4, 24 KOs) for the WBA super-flyweight belt.
Luis Ortiz, Matchroom’s latest signing, is also set for action on the card, but the WBA interim heavyweight champion (25-0, 22 KOs) first faces Malik Scott (38-2-1, 13 KOs), with the vacant WBA Inter-Continental crown at stake, on November 12 at Salle des Étoiles in Monte Carlo, Monaco, live on Sky Sports in the UK and HBO in the States.