Quigg's bright future

Quigg showed his class, says Watt and Powell

Last Updated: 28/10/11 8:18am

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Jim Watt and Jeff Powell told Ringside how impressed they were with Scott Quigg's demolition of Jason Booth.

"He does not fight like an Adam Booth fighter though he doesn't want to run and take pot shots, he really wants to fight! "
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Quigg produced a superb display to take Jason Booth's British super bantamweight title in convincing style. The unbeaten Quigg made Booth look every one of his 34 years as he dominated from the off and it was the champion himself who ultimately decided to call time on the fight at the end of the seventh round.

Sharper and quicker from the first bell, Quigg looked physically bigger and stronger than an opponent who had no answer to his heavier blows, especially to the body.

"I thought Quigg was terrific," said Jim Watt on Ringside.

"He disappeared from my radar for a year or so. I had seen his early career and was really impressed and thought he was a real hot prospect. I missed some of his fights and wondered how he had developed. Well he has developed tremendously.

"I think Carl Frampton was beginning to be the buzz in the division, but I think that buzz has swayed over to Quigg."

Daily Mail boxing man Jeff Powell was also impressed with Quigg but also believes that Booth should have at least one more fight..

"It is spooky how he resembles Adam Booth," said Powell. "He does not fight like an Adam Booth fighter though - he doesn't want to run and take pot shots, he really wants to fight!

"Booth moved up to super bantamweight almost by accident and won a title. He then got involved in defending that title, but he really is a bantamweight.

"The size differential with what Scott grew into overnight after the weigh-in was massive. Booth did not stand a chance against a young keen fighter who is that much bigger and who is good.

"I would take Booth down in weight. You have got to give him at least one more fight at his natural weight to see if this has taken too much out of him or not. He called an end to the fight in time, it did not drag on and he did not take terrible punishment. Of course he should fight again!"

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