BURY boxer Scott Quigg returns to the ring on Saturday aiming to step up his bid for another shot at a world title in 2018.

The 29-year-old, who now trains in Los Angeles with Freddie Roach, faces Ukrainian Oleg Yefimovych in a eliminator for the WBA World Bantamweight title in Monte-Carlo.

Yefimovych is ranked number four in the WBA so a win for Quigg puts him right in the mix for a World title clash in 2018, but he knows it’s going to be a hard night’s work.

“I’m expecting a tough fight from Oleg,” said Quigg.

“I know I’ve got a tough fight in front of me but it’s one I’m very confident in with the work I’m putting in and how I’m looking in the gym.

“Oleg’s highly ranked in the WBA so it’s going to shoot me right up there. I’ve never boxed in Monte Carlo so it’s another new experience and one I am looking forward to.

“The fights I want are Abner Mares, Leo Santa Cruz. I believe they’re going to be fighting early March or sometime in April, I’d love the winner of that. I want to be involved in big fights, like the big fight with Carl Frampton.

“I made some big changes. I needed to make them big changes and I felt the benefits of it.

“It’s good to have something different, Freddie has unrivalled experience and teaming up with him was only ever going to improve me. I’ve been getting back to my boxing with Freddie, getting behind the jab and simplifying things.”