Scott Quigg came out on the wrong end of a unanimous points decision to unbeaten Mexican Oscar Valdez in California, Sky Sports report.
The bout was set to have been for the WBO featherweight title when Quigg decided to step up one weight division after defeat by Northern Ireland’s Carl Frampton in 2016, however, the Bury-born fighter weighed in 2.8lbs overweight meaning no title was on the line.
The judges in America scored the fight 117-111, 117-111 and 118-110 in Valdez’s favour as he made it 24 wins from as many bouts.
Meanwhile it gave Quigg just the second loss of his professional career.
Quigg did manage to land Valdez in some serious trouble in the fifth and 11th rounds, as he used all of his experience and weight advantage to give the favourite his toughest of his career.
Asked about the mistake at the weigh-in and the fight overall, Quigg said:
I still take full responsibility. I’ve had a bit of stick back home saying I’m unprofessional, but I’m not. There were fans who had paid for flights to come over for the fight and I didn’t want to let them down, I wanted to put on a show.