Going in to the Scott Quigg’s world title defence against Stephane Jamoye, all of the talk was about a potential major domestic showdown between himself and Carl Frampton, following the Northern Irishman’s impressive win a week or so before. Quigg was the overwhelming favourite to beat Jamoye and so the main danger was complacency from the Bury fighter. Would his mind be fully on the fight or the potential future showdown?
Any concern over Quigg’s concentration was swiftly put to bed as he had the Jamoye on the canvas inside the first 3 rounds. Quigg started well and put on a highly polished and professional performance, landing some of his trademark stinging body shots early on. In the second round however, Jamoye actually came back and landed a few of his own, they never really hurt Quigg though and in the third round he finished Jamoye off in brutal fashion with a great body shot that had him on the canvas with no chance of recovering. Job done inside 9 minutes!
Everybody’s mind then instantly switched to a great potential matchup between two humble, hardworking fighters with no shortage of talent. Forget Chisora v Fury or any of the other over hyped, underwhelming contests where trash talk is the only form of entertainment in the entire process. Quigg v Frampton would genuinely be a great fight and one that any true boxing fan would look forward to.
On the undercard the same night was Anthony Joshua, continuing his progression in the heavyweight ranks, read our fight report here…