Scott Quigg confirms switch to new promoter Eddie Hearn
Last Updated: 12/06/13 5:01pm
Scott Quigg: Has endured a frustrating spell outside the ring
Exciting super-bantamweight Scott Quigg has become the latest signing for promoter Eddie Hearn.
The unbeaten 24-year-old has not fought since last November and decided to split from previous promoter Ricky Hatton to link up with Hearn's growing Matchroom stable.
"I've had one fight in a year so it's about getting the momentum going and looking to make waves in the division again."
Quigg's last fight was the most impressive of his career, ending in a sixth-round stoppage win over former world title challenger Rendall Munroe.
But inactivity has prevented Quigg from pushing closer to world level and he finally returns on June 29 at Bolton Arena in a bill topped by Gavin Rees' lightweight clash with Anthony Crolla.
"I'm delighted to have signed a deal with Matchroom Sport and it's great to have a fight so soon," said Quigg. "I've been in training for a long time and have a new start with a new promoter.
"I've got the same hunger as always and I just want to get active again and I think Matchroom Sport and Sky Sports is the place to get that. I can't wait to get back in there, that's where I'm at home and I've missed it.
"We're getting the ball rolling in Bolton. I've had one fight in a year so it's about getting the momentum going and looking to make waves in the division again.
"I came into boxing wanting to be a world champion, I don't want to settle at British or European - I've come in to be the best. You might need a bit of luck here and there but I think I have the ability and I know I have the desire and dedication to make it happen."
Hearn said: "I'm delighted to welcome Scott Quigg to the team. He is on the cusp of challenging for a world title, and with the backing of Matchroom Sport and Sky Sports we believe he'll get there and stay there for a long time."
The 'Rock & Croll' card also features Paul Smith's clash with fellow Liverpudlian Tony Dodson for the British super-middleweight title, while Brian Rose faces Alexey Ribchev and Thomas Stalker continues his fledgling professional career.