SCOTT Quigg’s first foray into the world of training looks set to take him back to America.

Bury’s retired ex-world super bantamweight champion has had plenty of time to ponder his next move on lockdown.

And having spoken of his desire to get into coaching now he has hung up the gloves, the 31-year-old is ready to link up with legendary cornerman Freddie Roach once again.

The trainer of Manny Pacquiao, Miguel Cotto, Amir Khan and others during an illustrious career, Quigg is looking to learn all he can from Roach at the Wild Card gym in Los Angeles once he gets the all clear to travel due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A dedicated fighter who also worked with Brian Hughes, Ricky Hatton, Joe Gallagher and others, he has plenty to pass on to the next generation of boxers.

“I still speak to Freddie weekly,” Quigg told Boxing Scene.

“At the Wild Card I spent time with him in and out of the gym.

“I’ve been setting a few things up so once this passes I can head out to America and I have a couple of things that I’m trying to sort out there and I’m looking forward to taking another path in boxing and sports.”

Quigg has had an unusual experience since retirement, calling it quits after defeat to Irishman Jono Carroll at the Manchester Arena in March just days before the gravity of Covid-19 dawned on the nation and restrictions started being put in place.

But having been a working man’s fight favourite, the Bury star has not come hurtling back down to earth after hanging up the gloves after winning 35 of 40 contests as a professional.

“I don’t live an expensive lifestyle,” Quigg said.

“I know the value of a penny and that’s only because I saw how hard my mum and dad worked when I was younger and I saw their work ethic to provide for me, my brother and my sister.

“I knew from a young age and seeing what they did for us and I’ve not wasted money. I’ve invested it.

“The real thing is I’m healthy and that’s the real wealth.”