By James Slater
WBA super-bantamweight champ Scott Quigg, 27-0-2(20) will face a late replacement foe this coming Saturday in Manchester. Original challenger Nehomar Cermeno has been forced to withdraw due to visa issues preventing him from coming to the UK. Quigg will now face Tshifhiwa Munyai in what could be a tricky assignment. Known as “The Atomic Spider,” Munyai will give Quigg a tougher challenge than Cermeno would have done in the opinion of promoter Eddie Hearn: “It’s a great fight for Scott and in my opinion a much tougher fight than Cermeno,” Hearn told Sky Sports.
28-year-old Munyai is 24-2-1(12) overall and he has won his last four. A former Commonwealth champion down at bantamweight, the South African has boxed in the UK before – beating Martin Power (twice) and Lee Haskins in 2006/2007. Never stopped as a pro, Munyai holds height and reach advantages over Quigg.