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Quigg joins forces with Freddie Roach

Scott Quigg

Former WBA Super-Bantamweight World champion, Scott Quigg, has parted ways with Joe Gallagher to start working with Freddie Roach at the Wild Card gym in Los Angeles.

Quigg, made a move to featherweight in December, claiming the WBA Featherweight International strap via a ninth round KO of Jose Cayetano in Manchester. The 28-year-old will set off to LA this week to work toward a summer world title shot under the tutelage of Roach.

“After six years of working together, I announce my departure from Joe Gallagher,” said, Quigg. “We have been a great team and achieved a lot and had some great wins together.

“I have moved up to Featherweight with the goal of becoming a two-weight World champion and believe I need a fresh challenge to help me grow. Over the last few weeks I’ve been in America training, and I’m delighted to announce I will be basing myself in Los Angeles at the Wild Card gym working under the guidance of Freddie Roach.

“This is an opportunity that I couldn’t pass up, and I believe this move and change will take me to another level. I would like to thank Joe for everything he has done for me; he is a tremendous coach and friend, which we will remain. Our first fight together was for the British title and I went on to become a world champion under his guidance, and for that, I will be forever grateful. I wish Joe and all the lads every success in the future.”

Azeem Sarwar
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