Scott Quigg’s hopes of turning into a two-division world champion have been misplaced on the scales as he weighed in 2.8lbs over the featherweight restrict forward of his bout towards Oscar Valdez, which you can hear live on talkSPORT.
Quigg was bidding to wrench the WBO featherweight crown away from his hard-hitting Mexican opponent on the StubHub Heart in Carson, California, this weekend however got here into Friday’s weigh-in at 128.8lbs.
California guidelines prohibit a fighter who’s greater than 2lbs obese from trying to shed the surplus mass and, whereas Saturday’s struggle will nonetheless go forward, the title will probably be on the road for Valdez solely.
Valdez, who has received all 23 of his skilled contests, 19 inside the space, weighed in at 125.8lbs. If he loses to his opponent from Bury then the belt will turn into vacant.
Former WBA super-bantamweight champion Quigg (34-1-2, 25KOs) was at a loss to elucidate why he missed the load.
Talking on-stage after the weigh-in, broadcast on promoters Prime Rank’s Periscope web page, Quigg stated: “I apologise, I am knowledgeable by way of and thru and it is not acceptable, however that is one thing that I actually did not anticipate.
“I’ve achieved all the things, I apologise to Oscar and his group, Prime Rank and everyone right here. I’ve tried and tried and it is simply not budged, there’s nothing extra I can say till I look into why it is occurred.
“I am so diligent, so precise and everything was on track and my body just seems to have frozen and won’t let go of any more weight. But I’ve put the work in and I’m still going to get the victory.”
Valdez was phlegmatic afterwards as he vowed to retain his strap.
He stated: “It won’t make a difference. I did my job in the gym, I proved it on the scale and the result’s going to be the same: I’m going to come out victorious. I’ll be ready for him.”