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Boxing tips – Quigg to outgun Martinez in early rounds

Three of Scott Quigg’s previous four victories have been stopped before the fourth round and he is 14/1 with bet365 to win between rounds 1-3 again

Undefeated WBA regular super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg will return to the ring in Manchester to defend his title against Spaniard Kiko Martinez, and is an overwhelming odds-on 1/4 favourite with bet365 to triumph.

Three of the Bury-born fighter’s last four bouts have been stopped prematurely by the unbeaten champion before reaching the fourth round, and he is a best-priced 14/1 with bet365 to secure another victory between rounds 1-3.

Quigg’s main trainer Joe Gallagher shares the widely shared belief that his man will comprehensively overcome the Spanish opposition, with a potential match-up against Nonito Donaire on the cards later in the year.

“If he gets past Martinez, it’ll be Nonito Donaire. It won’t be Carl Frampton. The problem with that fight is Barry McGuigan,” stated Gallagher.

“They can dress it up all they want but Frampton was offered £1.5m. That’s a very good offer and more money than some of Floyd Mayweather Jr’s opponents get.

“It’s all roads leading to Donaire. That’s a huge fight and a name that Quigg is crying out for.”

Quigg dispatched Hidenori Otake over 12 rounds last year in his last ring outing, and stopped both Stephane Jamoye and Tshifhiwa Munyai months before then, proving the unbeaten champion is in top form.

“Scott is in a great place physically and mentally. He said to me at the public workout last week that he wished it was tomorrow night he was fighting,” Gallgher continued.

“No matter which way Kiko Martinez wants the fight to pan out on Saturday night, Scott has an answer for it.
“He’s not a world champion who is resting on his laurels. He wants to face the best and be the best.”

The untoppled 26-year-old has been one of the sport’s rising stars, with his dedicated approach making him a fierce competitor for Martinez to deal with in front of an intimidating Manchester crowd.

Also under the guidance of Manny Pacquiao’s coach Freddie Roach, Quigg will be a constant threat to his Spanish counterpart in their meeting and is 13/5 with Bet Victor to win by KO or TKO, while a points decision for the Englishman is 5/6 with Sky Bet.

Betting tip: Quigg to win in rounds 1-3 @ 14/1 with bet365

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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