Scott Quigg vs Jono Carroll Predictions and Picks – Scott Quigg and Jono Carroll meet in a quietly compelling matchup on Saturday in Manchester.
Flying a bit under the radar, Scott Quigg and Jono Carroll will meet in a 130-pound main event Saturday on DAZN and Sky Sports from Manchester in a fight that is very much worth tuning in to see on paper.
I think this is going to be a great fight as long as Quiggs elbow holds up, and I dont know enough personally about the state of Quiggs elbow to make any doom and gloom predictions about that. Carroll is a tremendous scrapper but very limited by his total lack of power, and while Quigg at 130 is not going to be the puncher he was at 122 or even 126, probably, I think hell be able to do enough clear harder punching to wow the judges enough to win this fight. If Quigg isnt too rusty, I honestly just think hes the superior all-around fighter.
Now I cant count out rust and injury entirely, so I do think Carroll has a shot here, but Im going with Quigg to put himself into position for a bigger fight at 130 here on his return to action. Quigg UD-12
This is actually a decent scrap but Ill just cut right to the chase. Jono Carroll cant punch worth a damn and hes going up against a pretty relentless guy in Quigg. No matter how much trouble Carroll might present to the former titleholder in Quigg for a few rounds, I fully expect it to just be a matter of time before Quigg starts walking through Carrolls punches and starts doing some damage. Weve already see Quigg walk through fire and leave Oscar Valdez with a broken jaw, despite losing a decision, and Valdez is clearly a better fighter than Carroll. Maybe Quigg is no longer in his prime, but I think he still has plenty left to deal with a fighter like Carroll who wont be able to outbox him over 12 full rounds and likely cant afford to get into many exchanges. Ill take Quigg to win this fight on points. Quigg UD-12
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This is among the years best fights to date as far as the potential for ultraviolence goes. I cant see this being anything other than a close-quarters war pitting Carrolls volume and speed against Quiggs physicality and power. Carrolls overperformance against Tevin Farmer and his experience at the weight are strong arguments in his favor, but even with over a year of rust weighing him down, I have to go with the Lancashire man.
Just looking at their respective performances against Farmer and Oscar Valdez, its clear that Quigg is the more defensively adept of the two, and the fact that he withstood everything Valdez could dish out bodes well for his chances against the feather-fisted Irishman. Its also worth noting that Carroll occasionally found himself overpowered by Farmer, whos nowhere near the puncher or presence that the hulking, and man that feels weird to say about a guy who did his best work at super bantamweight, Quigg. Going life-or-death with Farmer (16% KO) and Guillaume Frenois (24% KO) is not a good precedent against the guy who smashed Valdezs jaw. Quigg tanks his way through Carrolls flurries to break him down late. Quigg TKO-10
One of the biggest questions has got to be how much Quigg has left in the tank. Hes climbed the weights in recent years and had a long lay-off since his March 2018 loss to Oscar Valdez (only separated by a second-round TKO of Mario Briones). He was tough and powerful down at 122 pounds but at this stage of his career, its hard to predict how well that will transfer up.
Carroll is a very watchable fighter. His all-action aggressive style gives the illusion that hes a real banger at junior lightweight his three KOs dispel that notion quite comfortably.
Expect most of this fight to be fought in the pocket, and with Carrolls impressive hand-speed I can see the underdog taking a lot of the rounds here. Quigg will probably get most success in the latter rounds as the Irishman slows up, but Im backing the dog in this one. Carroll MD-12
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