Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn targets summer unification fight for Scott Quigg at Bury FC (From Bury Times)
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Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn targets summer unification fight for Scott Quigg at Bury FC
PROMOTER Eddie Hearn wants Bury boxer Scott Quigg to unify the super bantamweight division in his hometown this summer after another destructive defence of his world title in Manchester on Saturday night.
Quigg floored South African Tshifhiwa Munyai twice with devasting left and right handers before a second-round stoppage at the Phones 4u Arena - his second in six months at the venue.
And Hearn says it sends a statement out that the WBA belt holder is ready for the big fights.
Speaking after the fight Hearn said he wants that next defence at Bury's JD Stadium.
He said: "I am planning an outdoor show in Bury towards the end of the summer - that's what I would like to do at the football stadium.
"Scott is ready for the big fights - we need Kiko Martinez, Leo Santa Cruz or Carl Frampton.
"The pressure is on me to deliver. I don't think it's been done at Bury before and I want a proper fight to get people excited."
Munyai was a late replacement opponent for Quigg after Venezuelan Nehomar Cermeno but Quigg made light work against a man who had only lost twice previously in 27 fights.
His first devastating blow came inside the last 20 seconds of the first round when a stunning left hook sent Munyai to the canvas but the bell saved him more punishment.
But midway through the second round a quickfire left-right combination sent Munyai down again and even though he withstood an eight-count, the fight was stopped one minute and 56 seconds into the round.
It was another glory night for Quigg who is unbeaten in 30 professional bouts with 28 victories.
And the 25-year-old admits it would be a dream to fight back in Bury.
He said: "You saw a statement from me. I showed the punching power I have and it was great to do it again in Manchester.
"It would be great to go and fight again in Bury.
"I know it's the JD Stadium now and not Gigg Lane but maybe we can change it to 'Quigg Lane' for a night.
"I'm sure it would be a sell-out because I know the massive support I get from the people of Bury."