Bury boxer Scott Quigg inspires new generation of fighters after successful masterclass at Hatton Academy

By Ed Owen

World-class boxer Scott Quigg put on a sweet science showcase for fight fans at the first ever Hatton Academy workshop last Saturday.

The unbeaten Bury super-bantamweight demonstrated the skills which have taken him to the WBA-interim title before passing on ring wisdom to keen fans and boxing wannabes who went along.

And the highly-touted 24-year-old was full of smiles after the session – a feeling shared by his students, who wanted to book for the next workshop immediately afterwards.

“It was a great day, everybody got stuck in and had a go, no matter what level they are at and enjoyed themselves – it was fun,” Quigg said.

“I’m honoured to be a part of the workshop, it gave me a chance to give something back to boxing and an opportunity to meet the fans.

“I’m looking forward to the next one.”

Taking place at Hatton Health and Fitness, this was Quigg’s first official teaching role and the star earlier last week admitted he was taken aback by the huge response to his workshop.

“I’m overwhelmed by the number of people who want to come and learn a few tips from me,” he said. “It’s great that I can help so many all in one day.

“I’ve said before, if hosting days like this can help get people into boxing fitness then that can only be a good thing for the sport.”

The next Hatton Academy workshop takes place on March 30 and will be hosted by middleweight star Martin Murray.

Murray will take to the teaching role a month before stepping into the lion’s den to fight division kingpin Sergio Martinez for his world title in Argentina.

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