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Quigg seeks unification fights

Scott Quigg believes he is ready for a world title unification fight after his destructive win over Tshifhiwa Munyai.

Quigg defended his WBA super-bantamweight title in explosive fashion, halting the South African in the second round in Manchester.

The 25-year-old Bury fighter hopes this win has opened the door for some big-name fights and will target fellow champions Leo Santa Cruz and Kiko Martinez.

Talks about a domestic clash with Carl Frampton have stalled after the pair failed to agree terms, but Quigg remains keen to face the Belfast man.

"After a performance like that, it's got to be big fights," he told Sky Sports News. "We want unification fights, Leo Santa Cruz, Kiko Martinez, and obviously there is the Carl Frampton fight.

"They are the fights I want to be in and that's what I'm looking towards in the future.

"It's all coming together now. I've got to keep my feet on the ground, keep dedicated, keep focused and hopefully I can keep getting the wins and unify the division."

Floored

Munyai, a late replacement for original foe Nehomar Cermeno, was expected to supply a stern test, but he was floored heavily in the first and Quigg ruthlessly finished the job after another knockdown in the second.

Quigg was delighted with an impressive early win over a world-ranked opponent, but wanted more of a workout in front of a packed arena.

"At the time last night I was over the moon that I stopped it so quick, but now I wish it would have gone a bit further as I enjoyed being in there and that's what I trained to do and I love to be in there," he said.

"There's no better feeling than getting your arm raised and getting in that ring in front of that many people.

"It's one thing getting a good reception on the way in, but getting an even better reception on the way out, you know the crowd enjoyed what they saw and that's a big part of what I needed to do.

"I needed to make a statement and give the fans an exciting fight."