SCOTT Quigg admits adapting to life as a former fighter has been strange under lockdown.

Bury’s former world super bantamweight champion called it quits after defeat to Jono Carroll at the Manchester Arena on March 7.

The 31-year-old walked away after a decorated 13 years as a professional and was all set to work out just what was next – the hardest task for any retired fighter used to a life under the bright lights in front of a roaring crowd.

But Quigg is occupying his time by training, meaning it almost feels like the start of another training camp.

“I lived a very isolated life, was very single minded and didn’t really socialise much so at this moment in time I’m not struggling that much,” said Quigg, who won 35 of his 40 fights in the paid ranks.

“This is just my normal life and how it’s been. I just train, keep myself to myself.

“So at this moment I’m not struggling being on lockdown but it’s just about finding whether I go into coaching, which is probably will be, or speaking about mindset, whether that’s in business or sport, and talking to people about how to fulfil their potential.

“I’m passionate about that and maybe I can give back in that way.”

While it’s almost business as usual for the foreseeable future, one trip planned after the Carroll fight did have to shelved.

“I was planning on going to America for six weeks, just to go out there and have a bit of down time and basically have a good think out there,” Quigg said.

“I’ve got friends out there. There’s Freddie (Roach, former trainer) and one of my mates would have been fighting and I would have just had a bit of time off.

“Then I could have gone through the process of thinking what’s next. “I need to find a purpose again and I’ve got a few things going at the minute business wise that bring a bit of money in and the money I’ve made from boxing means I don’t need to rush into anything.

“I’m totally fine but when I wake up in the morning I want to make sure I find something that means I look forward to putting my feet on the floor and progressing as a person still.

“Now with everything being shutdown it’s basically speeded that process up of figuring out what my purpose is going to be.”