By Elliot Foster

Scott Quigg went the distance in his first fight with a new trainer –– but he is a step closer to another world title fight.

The Bury featherweight, who is the WBA International champion, got a points victory over IBF Inter-Continental king Viorel Simion, exclusively live on Sky Sports Box Office.

And after being handed tallies of 117-111, 117-111 and 115-113 from the three ringside judges against the Romanian at Wembley Stadium, as part of the undercard to Anthony Joshua’s world heavyweight title unification showdown against Wladimir Klitschko, Quigg –– now trained by Freddie Roach –– will be hoping to be next in line for Lee Selby.

The fight between Quigg and Simion, a former Selby foe, was an official eliminator for the IBF featherweight title held by Welshman Selby and with the uncertainty surrounding Jonathan Victor Barros, Selby’s mandatory, there is a hope in the mind of Quigg’s promoter Eddie Hearn that that fight could be made next.

Simion, 35, in defeat, slips to 31-2 with nine early.

Further details will be revealed in due course.

Luke Campbell is one step closer to fighting for the world title after a retirement victory over Darleys Perez.

The pair clashed in an eliminator for the WBA lightweight title, exclusively live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Campbell, the WBC Silver king in the 135-pound division, struggled in parts at Wembley Stadium to negate the awkward style of his former world champion counterpart from Colombia.

But Perez, who looked to be ahead on the cards at the time of his withdrawal, was pulled out by his corner midway through round nine, citing an arm injury.

“He's a good fighter, so I had to be patient,” Campbell –– who has already headlined two outdoor events and was tonight fighting Perez on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s world heavyweight title unification showdown against Wladimir Klitschko –– told Sky Sports afterwards. “But I wanted the rounds and wanted to show what I'm working on. There were a couple of times when I felt I could've got him out of there.

"I got the win, though, and that's the main thing."

Jorge Linares, the WBA champion, was ringside to watch the fight and afterwards Campbell’s promoter Eddie Hearn said that the fight between the 29-year-old Hull man and Golden Boy-promoted sensation Linares is one high on their list.

He said: “We've got to find a way to beat him! I think Campbell has a great style to have a fight with Linares.

“We will speak to Golden Boy and see if we can get that made next.”