Boxing champion tests fitness at Salford

Thursday 8 November 2012
Scott Quigg
Professional boxer Scott Quigg spent a day at the University of Salford’s Human Performance Laboratory testing his strength and fitness in the run-up to his world title match.

Undefeated British champion Quigg, 24, from Bury, has been training for a rematch against Rendall Munroe for the interim WBA world super-bantamweight title. He was at Salford with his coach to undergo a series of strength and conditioning tests.

The Human Performance Laboratory is one of the best in the country with an extensive range of biomechanical and physiological equipment.  It is regularly used by professional sports clubs including Salford City Reds and Sale Sharks.

Senior Lecturer in Health and Exercise, Paul Sindall, said:  “We carried out a range of tests which showed that Scott Quigg’s fitness is higher than most boxers and on a par with elite endurance athletes.”

Quigg, who was recently named Young Boxer of the Year, will fight Munroe at the Manchester Arena on 24 November. The fight is one of several contests at Ricky Hatton’s boxing comeback against Vyacheslav Senchenko.

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