12th September 2012
|Quigg v Munroe II|
Most Brits who head to Hollywood spend their time checking out the Walk of Fame or Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. The only place that has had Quigg star struck though is Freddie Roach’s Wildcard Gym.
Quigg headed Stateside with his gym mates in mid-August but decided to stay behind for a few more weeks of sparring when they returned home.
“I came over here to train hard and that’s just what I have been doing. No sightseeing or anything like that, it’s just been training, bed and then training again,” he said.
“I’ve sparred with loads of kids but I have become friends with Julian Ramirez, an undefeated prospect with Golden Boy (who is also the nephew of two-time world super-featherweight champion Genaro Hernandez). I was even invited to his house and that was nice.
“I’d like to bring Julian over to spar with me in Bolton and then I can return the hospitality.”
During his time in America, Quigg has survived a minor earthquake in LA and tested his gun shooting skills in Las Vegas.
But the only thing he’s setting his sights on now is a rematch with Rendall Munroe.
A clash of heads ended their June meeting in the third round and British champ Quigg is determined to prove his dominance before the year is out.
He said: “Our first fight was just starting to get going when the heads clashed. I’ve heard that Rendall has recovered and I am glad for him.
“I think Rendall was shocked by my power when he got in with me and I know that I will have to raise my game again for the rematch.
“I don’t think there’ll be many earthquakes in England, but there is a storm brewing and trust me come the night I will be ready.”