SCOTT Quigg hopes that a win over Jono Carroll will fire his name back into the world title mix.

Bury's former world champion takes on the outspoken Irishman on Saturday night as he returns to the Manchester Arena for the first time in more than three years.

The 31-year-old ruled as WBA super-bantamweight king for a time, making five defences of the title before losing out to Carl Frampton in a unification battle four years ago.

Quigg was outpointed by Oscar Valdez in an attempt for the Mexican’s WBO featherweight title in March 2018 but now has his sights set on world honours at super-featherweight after teaming up with trainer Joe Gallagher in Bolton once again.

March 7 is a big night for boxing in the area with Farnworth's Jack Flatley challenging Anthony Fowler for the WBA International super-welterweight title and Little Lever's Jack Cullen back in action against Argentinian Tomas Reynoso.

Former Bury ABC national champion Ibrahim Nadim, trained by Ricky Hatton, is also in action in his second professional fight.

All eyes will be on Quigg's clash with Carroll though as both men look to prove they can mix it at elite level once again.

"When I beat him, this will put me back where I want to be, at the forefront of getting a World Title shot," Quigg said.

"The big thing I’m happy about is being back at home, showing the public I’m back. I’d love rematches with the two people that beat me, Frampton and Valdez, I’d love to get rematches with them.

"But all of my focus at this moment is on Carroll. Once I’ve dealt with him, that’s when I’ll think about what’s next."

Carroll is a former world title challenger at super-featherweight, losing out to Tevin Farmer back in March of last year.

But Quigg insists he sees nothing to fear from the Dubliner and has rubbished any suggestion that he will be at a size disadvantage, pointing to his experience with legendary cornerman Freddie Roach at the Wild Card gym in Los Angeles.

"I respect any fighter that gets through the ropes," he told Matchroom Boxing's Born Fighter series.

"It only takes one punch to change a fight. He’s the slightly bigger man. I’m strong enough, I hit hard enough, I’m tough enough, and the main thing is I’m more than smart enough to deal with the bigger guys.

"I proved that day in day out at the Wild Card.

"People like Jono come through the Wild Card door every day and I’ve sparred and dealt with many people like him. I’m not taking it lightly, but I know what I need to do.

"I’ve put the right preparation in and I’m more than ready."

Quiet man Quigg is in stark contrast to the brash Carroll but the Bury man, getting ready for his 40th professional fight, is unfazed having seen it all before.

“The amount of nonsense he talks, because he talks that much, he starts to believe it," he said.

"If he didn’t believe it he’d start going into himself, he’d start having the doubts.

"He hopes I’m scared. Unfortunately for him, I’m not scared of him."