Quigg vs Munroe

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In a sport where stars and promoters alike rarely give fight fans the match ups they crave (Carl Froch aside), this weekends clash between Rendall Munroe and Scott Quigg, ranked British number 1 and 2 respectively, at Super Bantamweight has been eagerly anticipated since it was announced.

Munroe is an experienced fighter who has fought at world title level putting a decent, gutsy yet unsuccessful performance against Toshiaki Nishioka and who also dominated the European scene for three years before that.

However, he’s had a quiet 18 months winning three times against average opposition.

Munroe will know that this fight against Quigg will put him right back into the World title mix if he can pull off a victory and he seems very determined during the build up.

Win or lose I expect a good performance from Munroe, leaving nothing in the ring.

Unbeaten Quigg (24-0) comes into this fight as the star of the division domestically. His best performance coming when he dismantled Jason Booth in 7 rounds to win the British title.

He had both size and strength advantages over a past-his-best Booth but you still cant take away from what was a very good performance.

People will argue about the merits of Commonwealth champion Karl Frampton who is also unbeaten but, for me, Quigg is slightly ahead.

Quigg has been floored twice in his career, however, and question marks will still remain about his chin until he fights someone who can truly test it.

Gilly’s Verdict:

This is a fight that can go either way. Bookies have Quigg as odds on favourite but I see this fight being very, very close. With both fighters knowing that a win will almost certainly mean world title shot in future. Quigg, the unbeaten hot prospect, against the experienced Munroe who has fought at a much higher level and never been stopped.

Prediction: Quigg, narrow points victory