Stephane Jamoye steps up to face Quigg on September 13

26/08/2014 20:06

Scott Quigg (28-0-2, 21 KOs) will defend his WBA super bantamweight title against former European bantamweight champion Stephane Jamoye (26-5, 16 KOs) at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester on September 13.

The Bury fighter was originally due to face Paulus Ambunda, but the former WBO bantamweight champion pulled out after suffering a hamstring injury in training.

His replacement Jamoye has a good record against British opposition.  After pushing Jamie McDonnell all the way in a hard-fought points defeat back in 2011, he claimed the Euro strap with an eighth round KO against Lee Haskins in December 2012 in his native Belgium and then stopped Ashley Sexton three months later.  This will be his second World title fight this year after he traveled to Japan to challenge Shinsuke Yamanaka for the WBC bantamweight title and lost by ninth-round knockout.  Jamoye has faced other top level opponents - Leo Santa Cruz and Tomoki Kameda - but was beaten each time.

Also on the bill, hometown favourite Anthony Crolla faces former WBC super featherweight champion Gamaliel Diaz in a lightweight contest, as he attempts to stake his claim for a world title shot. While heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua will be targeting an eighth straight stoppage win.