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SCOTT QUIGG ad­mits he was “gut­ted” when do­mes­tic ri­val Rendall Mun­roe dropped down to ban­tamweight.

Bri­tish su­per-ban­tamweight cham­pion Quigg makes the first de­fence of his ti­tle against W elsh­man Jamie Arthur at Bolton’s Ree­bok Sta­dium on Fe­bru­ary 4.

Bury’s Quigg hoped that Mun­roe would be in the op­po­site cor­ner, but his Hat­ton Pro­mo­tions sta­ble­mate has switched weight di­vi­sions, end­ing hopes of a fas­ci­nat­ing bat­tle.

Quigg said: “I was gut­ted when Rendall moved down from su­per-ban­tamweight. He had held the Euro­pean

ti­tle, chal­lenged for the WBC belt and fought the very best. “I felt I couldn’t call my­self Bri­tain’s No.1 un­til I beat him. At least I can now right­fully claim to be No.1

hav­ing taken the Bri­tish ti­tle from Ja­son Booth.”

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