Scott Quigg says he has now earned his world title belt after beating Yoandris Salinas
Last Updated: 06/10/13 7:36pm
Scott Quigg felt he defeated Yoandris Salinas
Scott Quigg says he thinks he has now earned the right to call himself a world champion, even though his bout with Yoandris Salinas on Saturday night at the O2 Arena was scored a draw.
The 24-year-old Quigg was upgraded to full champion status outside the ring and defended his WBA super-bantamweight title for the first time against Salinas.
However, although one of the judges scored the fight 115-113 in Quigg's favour, the other two made it 114-114 and so it was ruled a draw.
But the man from Bury said on Sunday morning: "I feel I've earned the right to earn the belt.
"It was a tough fight last night but I felt it was one I won by a couple of rounds, even though the judges made it a majority draw.
"I do feel I deserve to be world champion and have earned the right to call myself a world champion."
Delay fails to derail Quigg
The fight had originally been scheduled for the undercard of the postponed David Haye-Tyson Fury bout but Quigg says the delay did not detract from his performance.
"It could have been difficult but I used the extra week to my advantage," he said. "The week delay gave me that extra bit of time to get my punches a bit sharper, get more focused, and get a bit fitter, which I didn't think was possible, because I was firing and ready to go on the 28th.
"I knew, coming into yesterday's fight, I was even sharper and more ready, and I think that's what helped me get through and put in the performance I did."
Quigg has long been linked with a fight against Belfast's Carl Frampton and says he is keen for the bout to get the green light.
Asked if he wanted to face Frampton, he said: "Definitely. It's a fight that I want and a fight that Carl wants and, most of all, it's a fight the British public want. It's a massive fight.
"I've got to sit down and talk with Eddie (Hearn) about where we go next. There's talk of me being out on the 23rd of November on the Froch-Groves undercard, which I'd be happy to be on.
"But the fight against Frampton is a fight that definitely has to happen. It'll be a cracking fight."