Boxing: Scott Quigg faces title defence against Venezuelan

Scott Quigg
Scott Quigg

Scott Quigg will defend his WBA world super-bantamweight title with a fight against mandatory opponent Nehomar Cermeno in Manchester on 19 April.

The unbeaten 25-year-old from Bury retained his title last November with a second-round technical knockout victory over Diego Oscar Silva of Argentina.

Quigg had been linked with an all-British bout against Northern Ireland's Carl Frampton but must fight Cermeno.

Venezuelan Cermeno has a record of 22 wins, five defeats and a draw.

Promoter Eddie Hearn believes 34-year-old Cermeno will provide a stern test for Quigg.

"Cermeno already holds impressive victories over Cristian Mijares and undefeated Oscar Escandon in his last outing," Hearn said.

"Scott is in the toughest fight of his career against a mandatory challenger and interim champion."

Former IBF bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell and Olympic gold medallists Anthony Joshua and Luke Campbell will also appear on the bill.

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