Scott Quigg will be looking for a super-featherweight world title fight against Tevin Farmer if he overcomes Jayson Velez on April 26. The 30-year-old former WBA super-bantamweight champion made an impressive start after moving up another weight division when he secured a second-round knockout win against Mexican Mario Briones in Boston last October.
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Quigg has subsequently booked himself a showdown against Puerto Rican, Velez, in Los Angeles with one eye fixed on a future bout against IBF champion Farmer. The Mancunian said: “These are the cards I want to be on. It’s a great chance for me to make a big statement with the attention on the bill.
“I want to be a world champion again so I need to show people that I mean business. Jayson is a solid fighter who is coming off some good wins so it’s a good test and one I am looking forward to. “Boston was a good win, coming off the Oscar Valdez defeat it was good to get back to winning ways in a new city in my second fight over here. It was my first fight at super-featherweight, I felt strong and I enjoyed the city.
“Tevin is a very good fighter, one I’ve watched for a long time. He’s come up the hard way with four losses as he was matched tough early on. “He does everything well but it’s a fight that I would jump at as I believe I have got the beating of him. “I think I can fight for a title this year. Get a good win over Jayson on April 26 and I believe I’m ready. “If I have to have another fight before then so be it, but 2019 I want to win a world title again.”