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Scott Quigg to make featherweight debut on Dec. 10

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Former WBA junior featherweight titleholder Scott Quigg  (31-1-2, 23 KOs) will make his featherweight debut against Jose Cayetano at the Manchester Arena on Dec. 10.

Quigg, who is currently rated No. 2 by THE RING at 122 pounds, returns to action after recovering from a broken jaw, which was sustained during his split decision defeat to Carl Frampton in February.

“It’s great to be back,” said Quigg. “It’s been a long road. The biggest fight of my career didn’t go my way in February and I’ve had a broken jaw that’s kept me out of the gym for a long time. Everyone knows that I love to be in the gym, working and learning, so it’s been really tough. I’m back to living the life I love and I can’t wait to be back in the ring where I belong.

“The four pounds is a lot to play with when you are big for the weight. I was still making (junior featherweight) and making it safely because of how I live my life but it was getting harder. Sometimes I was training in the gym and I was miserable. I wasn’t eating as much and I was snappy.”

Cayetano (20-4, 9 KOs) will be out to spoil Quigg’s return and hand back-to-back defeats to the hometown favorite. The Mexican has mixed in top company, having taken Leo Santa Cruz the distance in a losing effort and enters this bout full of confidence having beaten Alexis Santiago in September.

Quigg said, “This is a very good fight coming back from a broken jaw. I am not taking this lightly at all. I’ve watched (Cayetano) a lot, he knows what he’s doing, he’s cute, and it’s a fight that I have to put in a top performance and that’s what I am aiming to do.

“I want to be linked with (WBA titleholder) Carl Frampton and (IBF titleholder) Lee Selby because if I am not linked with them, I’m doing something wrong. It’s no secret that I want a rematch with Carl and I would love to fight Lee too. I want to avenge the loss against Carl, which I believe I can do, and I want to become a two-weight world champion and that means fighting title holders like Lee Selby.”

Quigg versus Cayetano takes place on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s IBF heavyweight title defense against Eric Molina. Also on the show, Kal Yafai challenges Luis Concepcion for the IBF junior bantamweight title, Callum Smith defends his British super middleweight title against Luke Blackledge, Hosea Burton defends his British light heavyweight title against Frank Buglioni, Dillian Whyte meets Dereck Chisora at heavyweight, Luis Ortiz faces Dave Allen and Katie Taylor makes her second appearance as a professional.

Information provided courtesy of a press release issued by Matchroom Boxing

Limited tickets remain on from the Manchester Arena and on 0844 847 8000 VIP tickets are £800 and available exclusively from Matchroom Boxing.

Face value tickets for December 10 are also be available from Stubhub. StubHub is the official ticket partner and marketplace of Matchroom Boxing and Anthony Joshua.

Tom Gray is a UK Correspondent/ Editor for RingTV.com and a member of THE RING ratings panel. Follow him on Twitter: @Tom_Gray_Boxing

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