Quigg to fight Hidenori Otake on Cleverly-Bellew card

22/10/2014 16:30

Scott Quigg (29-0-2, 22 KOs) will defend his WBA super-bantamweight title against Japan's Hidenori Otake (22-1-3, 9 KOs) on the undercard of the rematch between Nathan Cleverly and Toney Bellew at the sold-out Echo Arena in Liverpool on November 22.

His opponent is a Japanese champion ranked third in the IBF list and fighting outside his home country for the first time in his career.

"I can't wait to defend my world title in Liverpool on November 22 on a huge night for British boxing," Quigg said. "Otake represents the toughest fight of my career and I'm working hard to put in a scintillating performance. He is highly ranked and highly respected with an exciting style. I'm on a big run of KO's and I don't intend on stopping."

Quigg has scored knockouts in three consecutive title defences, each inside three rounds. He is coming off a third-round body-shot knockout of Stephane Jamoye on September 13.

The Cleverly-Bellew II card also includes Jamie McDonnell defending his WBA bantamweight title against Walberto Ramos, Olympic gold medalist Anthony Joshua taking on Michael Sprott, Callum Smith facing Nikola Sjekloca in a super middleweight world title eliminator and James DeGale, who is risking his mandatory position to challenge super middleweight champion Carl Froch, against Marco Antonio Periban.