Scott Quigg on verge of sealing world title bid against Oscar Valdez
Scott Quigg is set to challenge Oscar Valdez for the WBO featherweight title on March 10 in Los Angeles.
Eddie Hearn confirmed the former WBA (Regular) super-bantamweight champion was on the verge of sealing the fight and that talks were close to completion.
Quigg has not appeared in a world title fight since losing his WBA strap to Carl Frampton in February 2016.
Hearn said: ‘I see the news breaking. Correct, we are close to finalising a deal for Scott Quigg to face Oscar Valdezo for the World title.
‘Hopefully get it over the line, will be an unbelievable fight!’
Frampton has earned three wins since moving up to featherweight, but the world title tilt marks a huge step forward in the division for the 29-year-old.
Quigg will have to compete in enemy territory in LA against the Mexican, who has fought across America in his 23-0 career.
StubHub Center in Carson is set to be the venue for the fight, which will take place outdoors.
Valdez is unbeaten and will be making the fourth defence of his WBO strap should the deal get over the line.
The champion has power in his hands with 19 knockouts from 23 wins, but has has been taken the distance in his last two fights.
There are only minor details to iron out between the two camps with the contracts set to be signed in the coming days.