Scott Quigg dreams of mixing it with the likes of Nonito Donaire
and Guillermo Rigondeaux, but knows he cannot afford to look past
Britain's two best super-bantamweights clash at the Manchester
Arena on November 24 with the WBA's interim world title at
And they'll both be looking to make a huge statement after their
previous meeting ended in disappointing fashion.
Just as things were beginning to heat up, a clash of heads left
Munroe nursing a nasty laceration across his right eyebrow and the
fight went into the books as a technical draw.
"It was a disappointing end last time for both of us," Quigg,
"We both trained hard and wanted to prove who is number one but
unfortunately a clash of heads stopped that.
"Now it's just about the 24th of November and no
doubt Rendall is training hard, I'm training hard so it's going to
be another great fight and the point will be proven on the night.
I'm 100 per cent confident I'll come out on top."
Having fought the likes of Toshiaki Nishioka and Victor
Terrazas, it is fair to say that Munroe has mixed it in higher
company than Quigg.
And the unbeaten Bury man believes that a win over his domestic
rival will provide a good gauge as to how far he is from
challenging amongst the division's elite.
"A fight against Rendall will tell me how far off I am from
fighting the very best, it'll determine what I need to do to
progress to the top level," Quigg said.
"Nishioka was taken apart quite easily by Donaire and he beat
Rendall so there's a big gap at the top and I need to be putting in
a good performance to measure where I am.
"I want to fight the best and I want to do myself and British
"That doesn't mean I'm looking past Rendall. This is a tough
fight and it is one that I know I've got to win if I'm going to be
a world champion. Winning this fight will put me in the mix with
the top ones in the division."
One fighter who continues to be linked with a future match up
against Quigg is Belfast's Commonwealth titlist Carl Frampton.
For the past 18 months or so the Irishman's manager Barry
McGuigan, the former world featherweight champion, has banged the
drum for a meeting between the pair.
But Quigg, who was recently voted as the Boxing Writer's Young
Boxer of the Year, feels he's further up the 122lb pecking order
than Frampton and thus does not need to lock horns with him just
"His name is always linked to mine. I've never needed to mention
him because I haven't needed to fight him. He's needed to mention
me," Scott stated.
"I'll give him credit for his performance against Steve Molitor,
he did what he had to do and he looked good doing it.
"Taking nothing away from him, everybody knows Molitor wasn't
the fighter he used to be. He was a shot fighter but Carl didn't
know which Molitor was going to turn up so it was a gamble.
"He beat a world class name, not a world class fighter.
"The way Carl took him apart was impressive and it would be
stupid of me to say he's no good, because I'd be lying. He's a very
good fighter but if the fight was ever made I'm one million per
cent confident I would beat him.
"I look at how he fights and I see good things and I see bad
things and there's things I know I could capitalise on."
He added: "I'm not thinking about a fight with Carl Frampton,
the only person on my radar is Rendall Munroe because if I don't
get past him there won't be any big fights."