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The fight between Scott Quigg and Yoandris Salinas for a vacant junior featherweight title, originally scheduled for Sept. 28 in Manchester, England, was pushed back for a week on Saturday.
The fight will now take place Oct. 5 at the O2 Arena in London, promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport announced.
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Quigg-Salinas was originally scheduled to take place on the undercard of the heavyweight clash between British big men David Haye and Tyson Fury. However, Haye suffered a cut during his final sparring session on Friday, forcing the card to be postponed on Saturday, and perhaps canceled altogether.
Hearn, Quigg's promoter, shifted the fight to take place on a card he already had scheduled on Oct. 5. That show is headlined by the professional debut of 2012 British Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist Anthony Joshua.
"It's been a busy day but you have to think on your feet in this game," Hearn said. "We looked at all the options and all roads lead to The O2 where we believe Scott Quigg will be crowned world champ."
Also on the Oct. 5 card are lightweight Luke Campbell, Joshua's gold medal winning Olympic teammate, lightweight contender Kevin Mitchell against Marco Lopez and featherweight Lee Selby defending his British and Commonwealth titles against Ryan Walsh.
England's Quigg (26-0-1, 19 KOs), 24, had held an interim belt but relinquished it when the fight with Salinas for a vacant belt came up, although it's a sanctioning organization's secondary title because Guillermo Rigondeaux is recognized as a "super champion."
Salinas (20-0-1, 13 KOs), a 28-year-old Miami-based Cuban, is taking a step up in competition against Quigg. The most notable opponent of his career so far is Nehomar Cermeno, an interim titleholder. They fought to an eight-round split draw in Panama in 2011.