Quigg joins Freddie Roach, targets second world title

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Former WBA super-bantamweight champion Scott Quigg is hopeful he can move to "another level" after announcing he has left long-time trainer Joe Gallagher to work under Freddie Roach in Los Angeles.

Quigg, who stepped up to the featherweight division last December, worked with Gallagher for six years and became one of the leading names in British boxing.

However, he was beaten by chief rival Carl Frampton in a February 2016 unification bout.

Now 28, Quigg will team up with the vastly experienced Roach, the trainer of Manny Pacquiao and widely recognised as one of boxing's leading coaches.

"I have moved up to featherweight with the goal of becoming a two-weight world champion and believe I need a fresh challenge to help me grow," said Quigg in a statement.

"Over the last few weeks I've been in America training and I'm delighted to announce I will be basing myself in Los Angeles at the Wild Card gym working under the guidance of Freddie Roach. This is an opportunity that I couldn't pass up and I believe this move and change will take me to another level.

"I'd like to thank Joe [Gallagher] for everything he has done for me; he is a tremendous coach and friend, which we will remain.

"Our first fight together was for the British title and I went on to become world champion under his guidance and for that I will be forever grateful. I wish Joe and all the lads every success in the future."