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Quigg Ready For First Fight With New Trainer

Scott Quigg insists his boxing career is ready to move onto the next level under new trainer Pat Barrett.

The former European light-welterweight champion has taken over as Quigg’s trainer following the retirement of Brian Hughes.

And the unbeaten Bury star is confident that the new partnership will shine in Saturday’s (July 23) hometown WBA world super-bantamweight title eliminator against Venezuelan Franklin Varela.

There are just a few tickets remaining for the Castle Leisure Centre clash and Scott who will also be defending his WBA intercontinental crown insisted: “Everything has gone well.

“This is the first fight without Brian and it felt a bit weird at first because I was with Brian for so long.

“Sometimes I would come into the gym and expect him to be there, but I’m enjoying myself with Pat.

“When Brian was training me I was still working with Pat in the gym so I am familiar with his methods.”

“On the night it might feel a bit different because I am used to certain things, but it won’t affect me.

“It is one of the things you have to deal with. I have gone through everything in my head and it’s going to be fine.”

Quigg who is also due to meet British champion Jason Booth in October has won all 21 pro fights.

Varela, 28, has won 19 of his 24 fights and formerly held the Venezuelan and WBC Latino titles.

In the most recent published WBA rankings Quigg is ranked fourth and Varela a few places below at tenth.

The last few tickets for the show - which will not be televised - are priced £75(VIP Ringside), £55 (Ringside) and £35 General admission and available from www.brandhatton.com /0844 847 2500/ 01925 755222

The card will be available from 7pm on Sunday 24th for free on the internet. The men behind the mic giving their expert opinion will be Phil Duffell and Micky Cantwell. Simply log on to http://www.hattonsports.tv/tv/tv-player.

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