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Quigg goes up against Ambunda

Scott Quigg will defend his WBA World Super Bantamweight title against former world champion Paulus Ambunda at the Manchester Arena on September 13.

Quigg, 25, defends his title for the fourth time and faces the reigning WBA and IBF International Super Bantamweight champion, who clinched those titles after stepping up to 122lbs in May.

The event, promoted by Eddie Hearn, will also see 27-year-old Anthony Crolla defend his WBO Inter-Continental Lightweight title for the third time against former world champion Gamaliel Diaz.

Former WBC Super Featherweight champion Diaz, who took that belt from Takahiro Ao in Tokyo in October 2012 and returned to Japan in a successful defence in April 2013 against Takashi Miura, is 33 years old but eyeing an eventual world title shot of his own.

Hearn said: \"We are excited to be back in Manchester in September for another big night.

\"Scott and Anthony are becoming regular fixtures at the arena with great support and both are in major fights on September 13.

\"Scott is in scintillating form and ready to stamp his authority on the division, while Anthony has another tough fight against former world champion Diaz, who mixed with the likes of Robert Guerrero, Jorge Linares and Humberto Soto before travelling to Japan to win the WBC title.\"

It's also a busy night for trainer Joe Gallagher as Scotty Cardle takes on Kirk Goddings for the English Lightweight title in a British title final eliminator, while Sam Eggington will face Manchester's Denton Vassell in a British Welterweight title eliminator.

Hearn said: \"Scotty Cardle is in a crunch match with English champion Kirk Goodings with the winner becoming the mandatory challenger for British Champion Terry Flanagan, and Manchester's Denton Vassell takes on Sam Eggington in what promises to be a barn burner.\"

Sam Hyde, Gamal Yafai, Jack Massey and Liam Hanrahan all are in action on the night too.