By Chris McKenna, courtesy of The Daily Star
SCOTT QUIGG is aiming for a big night in Las Vegas if he puts on a show at Wembley tonight.
Quigg, a former WBA super bantamweight champion, takes on Romanian Viorel Simion at featherweight on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s clash with Wladimir Klitschko.
It is an IBF title eliminator, with fellow Brit Lee Selby holding that belt, but Quigg is also eyeing up a clash with the winner of WBA champion Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares in Vegas.
Quigg, who will have his first fight with new trainer Freddie Roach tonight, said: “Vegas is on my wish list. They’re the things I’ve visualised. I always thought I would fight at Vegas, I never thought I would fight at Wembley.
“I’ve always wanted to go over there at fight at the MGM Grand or now maybe at the T-Mobile Arena. You need the dance partner for a big fight there and the winner of Abner Mares and Cruz is definitely one that will present that.
“The main fight I would like is the winner of Santa Cruz and Mares. I’ve always wanted to fight Cruz. I think our styles would gel. With me being with Freddie and based in LA, that would be a great fight. It would make it bigger in America.”
Quigg is also chasing a rematch with Carl Frampton, who beat him in 2016, but believes he will have to get a world title before the Belfast man will consider him.
He said: “I’m not getting bogged down with it all. If that fight doesn’t happen it is because they don’t want it. It’s still the biggest fight out there for both of us.”
First though Simion, whose only defeat in 22 fights came against Selby in 2013, will give Quigg the chance to show what he has improved since joining up with Roach in LA.
He added: “My style is my style, there won’t be drastic changes. We are using angles more, different combinations.
“I’m being educated all the time. The buzz is back. You’re going to see my best performance ever. I couldn’t be any better prepared.”