QUIGG TO FACE CERMENO WITH AWE NETWORK TELEVISING IN USA
On Saturday afternoon, April 19th,
Scott Quigg will defend the WBA regular 122-pound title [Guillermo Rigondeaux is both the WBA super champion and the true world champion] when he takes on Nehomar Cermeno in a twelve-round bout that will be televised live on Awe network beginning at 3pm eastern / 12 noon pacific.
The fight will originate from the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.
Quigg of Bury, England is undefeated with a record of 27-0-2 with 20 knockouts and is a seven-year professional.
He won the British title with a stoppage of Jason Booth. Quigg defended the British crown once and then took on Rendall Munroe for the WBA interim belt.
That bout ended in a technical draw after a cut to Munroe forced the bout to be halted in the third round. Quigg then scored a sixth-round stoppage in the rematch.
In his first defense, Quigg was held to a draw by Yoandris Salinas. In his last bout, Quigg dismantled Diego Silva (29-2) in two rounds on November 23, 2013.
Cermeno of Panama City, Panama via Barcelona, Venezuela has a record of 22-5-1 with 13 knockouts.
Cermeno won the WBC interim bantamweight title with a 12 round split decision over classy champion Cristian Mijares (36-4-2) and defeated Mijares via unanimous decision in the rematch. He made one more defense of that title with a stoppage over Alejandro Perez (22-3-2).
Cermeno then lost two split decision to reigning WBA champion Anselmo Moreno. He also has a draw with Salinas.
Cermeno has now won two in a row.
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"This is a terrific fight between a world champion in Quigg and the interim champion in Cermeno," said Awe President Charles Herring.
"Quigg was very impressive on Awe back in November and he will look to stay undefeated against Cermeno who brings in a ton of experience."