BURY boxer Scott Quigg is close to rubber-stamping a showdown with WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez as he looks to become a two-weight world champion in 2018.

The 29-year-old says the fight is verbally agreed with champion Valdez and is set to take place at the StubHub Centre in Los Angeles on March 10.

It will be Quigg’s fourth fight at featherweight after three successive victories and he heads to California next week to begin his training camp under the watchful eye of Freddie Roach at the famous Wild Card gym in LA.

Since losing his WBA Super Bantamweight belt to Carl Frampton almost two years ago, Quigg has always dreamed of another world title shot and now those dreams are set to be realised with a first fight stateside.

Quigg told the Bury Times: “It is agreed verbally and 99 per cent there with Valdez.

“It is a massive fight for me and the world title chance I wanted this year.

“I know it will not be easy against a Mexican who has won all 23 of his fights and 19 by knockout.

“But I want to test myself and show I have no fear.”