SCOTT Quigg recalled when Jono Carroll approached him and asked for a picture back in 2015, now the pair will come to blows.

The Bury man will return to the ring after over a year out when he takes on Carroll at Manchester Arena on Saturday, March 7.

Quigg and Carroll clashed on social media, but 31-year-old Quigg insists he has dealt with fighters like the Irishman before.

"I think it was in 2015, he came over and asked me for a picture," said Quigg. "I thought he was a decent lad and then all of a sudden, when we were talking about me fighting Tevin Farmer, he started talking a load of nonsense saying he’d smash me.

"He just talks a lot of rubbish. It’s irrelevant. He’s been piping up a lot and I’ve replied once and left it at that.

"I’ve seen it all before, I’ve dealt with fighters like him before, it’s nothing new. He wants what I have and unfortunately for him, he isn’t good enough to take it."

Carroll came up short when challenging the then IBF super featherweight champion Tevin Farmer as he was beaten by unanimous decision in Philadelphia back in March.

Former world champion Quigg is hoping his opponent will meet him in the middle of the ring in Manchester.

"I’m expecting he’s trained hard, he’s a fit kid, he’s going to come," Quigg added after the press conference for the fight in Manchester.

"He talks a lot of rubbish on social media as you’ve seen. I’m expecting him to come and hopefully, meet me in the middle of the ring.

"If he does come and do that then it’s not going to end well for him."

This fight was originally scheduled to be on the undercard when Anthony Joshua regained his heavyweight world titles in Saudi Arabia with victory over Andy Ruiz Jr.

However, an arm injury picked up by Quigg meant the fight was rescheduled for March.

"It was disappointing being on such a massive card. I’d been out the ring for quite a while up until that point and then to be set back again was frustrating.

"You’ve just got to deal with it. The arm is all healed now and I’m just looking forward to getting back in the ring now in March.

"Eddie (Hearn) brought it to the table, potentially we were going to get it as an eliminator when it was first announced when we were supposed to fight for the IBF title. That’s how it came about."