Scott Quigg ready for WBA super-bantamweight title defence against Diego Silva

Last Updated: 08/11/13 4:07pm

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Scott Quigg speaks to Sky Sports News ahead of defending his WBA super bantamweight title on November 23rd.

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Scott Quigg will be aiming to prove a point when he defends his WBA super-bantamweight title against Diego Silva of Argentina in Manchester on November 23.

The Bury-based fighter will be making his first defence of the full title at the Phones4U Arena after being upgraded from interim champion prior to his draw with Yoandris Salinas in London last time out, a verdict which left both men unhappy.

Silva has lost just once in six years to two-weight world champion Fernando Montiel, but the fight - which will be the chief support to the headline clash between Carl Froch and George Groves - will be his first outside of South America.

Quigg told Sky Sports News: "Preparations are going well. Straight after the last fight we had a couple of days off and then straight back in the gym. We have been studying Diego now for a couple of weeks and training is going very well.

Big threat

"He is a big threat. He is a totally different style to Yoandris Salinas. He is very unorthodox which means you can't read him he doesn't know what he is going to do next.

"He is one of them where you have got to make sure you prepare right and fully focus and you can't afford any slip ups.

"You always want to prove a point and better your performance from last time out. I do believe I won the fight last time out - it was a majority draw - I did feel that I did enough. I do want to go out and make a point and get the win as a world champion.

"It's good to be back in Manchester which is virtually 10 minutes from my hometown Bury and it's going to be a great night and hopefully I'll get the win. To be part of a massive card - Groves v Froch - what a bill to be on.

"I thrive on pressure and the bigger the occasion the better I seem to do. I have always dreamed of coming out in front of 18-19,000 people. I remember watching Ricky Hatton v Kostya Tszyu at the MEN and wondering what it must be like to come out in front of that many people. I'm going to have the chance to do that and I am going to put on a brilliant display."

Quigg will be joined by Gallagher's Gym team-mates Anthony Crolla, who challenges British lightweight champion Martin Gethin, Scott Cardle and Callum Smith on a packed undercard.

Watch Froch v Groves and Quigg v Silva live on Sky Sports Box Office on November 23, or log on to for interactive coverage

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