Road to Glory: Joe Gallagher says betting odds ahead of Scott Quigg vs Rendall Munroe are “absurd”

Posted: June 16, 2012 in Uncategorized

Eagerly anticipated: Scott Quigg v Rendall Munroe

Renowned boxing coach Joe Gallagher believes the betting ahead of tonight’s blockbuster all-British super-bantamweight encounter between Scott Quigg and Rendall Munroe is “absurd.”

Bury-based British champion Quigg, 23, will enter the ring as a clear favourite – largely because of his dazzling 24-0 record.

The two are locking horns for the interim WBA title at Manchester Velodrome this evening and Quigg’s trainer Gallagher believes Munroe deserves more respect than the betting suggests.

“The fact Scott Quigg is a massive favourite is absurd,” Gallagher told Lincboxing. “Rendall Munroe deserves far more respect.

“He has significantly more experience than Quigg.

“He has been at championship level for a long time now whereas Quigg has only had a couple of fights at that level.

“Rendall has had five European title defences in his career – Quigg is still only British champion. Rendall is a great fighter.”

Seasoned professiona Munroe (24-2) has boxed a lengthy 190 rounds during a fine career to date. At 32-years-old, this fight represents perhaps a last chance for him to progress and claim a much desired world title.

Gallagher believes that is another reason why the former binman from Leicester will be dangerous.

“I predict a Quigg win of course,” added Gallagher. “But Rendall has a great energy and work-rate. He is going to be a major threat and I feel this is a tougher fight for Scott than Carl Frampton would have been at this stage.

“I’m worried when we beat Rendall Munroe that people say ‘it was a washed up Munroe’. That’s rubbish. And when we beat him, we have beaten a very good fighter.

“Training has gone very well with Scott and this is a big fight for both fighters.

“I get nervous in the week leading up to the fight but I have a belief in my boxer. We’ve done all we can so we will see what happens on the night.”


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