Scott Quigg hopes he has helped put Bury on the map after calling time on his decorated ring career.

The former world super bantamweight champion has hung up the gloves after defeat to Jono Carroll at the Manchester Arena on Saturday night.

A career that started with a ban on boxing in the town being overturned so he could fight at the Castle Leisure Centre ended with him having risen to the very top of his sport.

“The support I’ve had from Bury since the start of my career, the town getting  behind me, I couldn’t ask for better support,” Quigg told the Bury Times.  

“When I first started they overturned the ban so I could box in Bury, the council got behind me, the people got behind me and they are still behind me now.

“I couldn’t be any more grateful or prouder to be from Bury because the way they’ve shown their love and support to me represents the people of Bury.

“I hope that I’ve done them proud and helped put Bury on the map.”

The curtain came down his career at a venue that became the home for Quigg’s biggest nights.

But the 31-year-old does step away from the ring lamenting the fact he was not able to turn Gigg Lane into Quigg Lane for one of his marquee nights.

Even in the emotion of the defeat to Carroll he was also able to joke about a ringwalk that was aimed to celebrate his roots but became almost infamous, Quigg filmed walking from his family home in full boxing gear.

“Unfortunately there was nothing bigger in Bury to hold my fights,” he said.

“I would have loved to fight at Bury football stadium but the nights at Bury Leisure Centre were literally a stone’s throw from my mum’s house.

“There’s the famous ringwalk, that I still get stick for now! I think that’s what made me famous!

“The support from the people of Bury has just been amazing though.

“I didn’t get the result on Saturday but I couldn’t have given it any more.”