Scott Quigg vs Oleg Yefimovych
Scott Quigg, in his third fight at 126, his third fight as part of Freddie Roach's wild card gym in California, takes on tough Ukrainian, Oleg Yefimovych, in an Eliminator for the WBA featherweight world title.
Yefimovych starts well, Quigg struggles to get in range, and the Ukrainian is busy, seems to outwork Quigg. Yefimovych continues in the second round, raises his own work rate, but Quigg lands, though not many, hard, damaging shots. Yefimovych starts to struggle in round 3, with the pace, and offence from Quigg, and although he keeps landing shots, they have no affect on Quigg, and Quigg takes over.
Quigg hurts Yefimovych in rounds 5 and 6, really starts to beat him up, doesn't drop him, but the Ukrainian doesn't defend himself well at this stage, and he looks more vulnerable with every big shot Quigg lands. Luis Pabon stops the fight in round 6, arguably prematurely, but sensibly, and possibly at the correct time.
Quigg impresses offensively, doesn't defensively, but critics can't say he was hurt, and after winning the eliminator, he will probably fight for a world title again in his next fight, against one of the champions, in the string division he is in.