Scott Quigg
Scott Quigg in action against William Prado [Lawrence Lustig]

Scott Quigg will have the chance to become a world champion later this year after it was confirmed that he will face Yoandris Salinas for the vacant WBA super-bantamweight title.

There is yet to be confirmation on a date or venue but after terms were agreed between Matchroom Sport and Golden Boy Promotions it is believed that the bout will take place in Britain.

Quigg was in action just last month when he impressively stopped Brazilian William Prado inside three rounds to extend his undefeated record to 27 fights.

The 24 year old has long been linked with a potential fight with fellow Brit Carl Frampton but has now been given a huge opportunity to collect his first world title against the dangerous Cuban-born fighter Salinas.

"It's great news that this fight has been made and will be in England," said Quigg. "I was thrilled to get back into the ring in Bolton. It had been a frustrating wait but now I've got the ring rust off and we've this World title shot, it's all been worth it.

"I'll be working hard over the summer to get ready for the clash, Salinas is a classy operator but I will be 100 per cent ready to take that title."

Salinas will certainly be a dangerous opponent having compiled an impressive record of 20 wins, with 13 coming by the way of a stoppage. The 27 year old is now training in Miami but it seems he will have to travel to England for the first time in order to secure a world title.

Meanwhile Quigg's promoter Eddie Hearn was delighted to have secured the massive opportunity for the Bury fighter.

"I'm over the moon that we have been able to get this done, Scott is ready to go win this World title," said Hearn.

"Salinas is a quality fighter but we have every confidence that Scott will get the job done on a special night for British boxing."