Quigg faces a stiff test in Cermeno, who landed the interim title in August with a split decision win over unbeaten Columbian Oscar Escandon. The 34 year old will be aiming for third time lucky having twice tackled Anselmo Moreno for the WBA Bantamweight title in 2010.
Tickets for the bumper Manchester show go on sale today (Thursday) at 10pm. Manchester lightweight Anthony Crolla will be in action, while former IBF bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell and Olympic Gold medalists Anthony Joshua MBE and Luke Campbell MBE will also feature on the bill. Tyrone Nurse will face Cambridgeshire's Tyler Goodjohn for the English light welterweight title
“I’m delighted to be back in Manchester for this monster show”, said promoter Eddie Hearn.
“Scott Quigg is in the toughest fight of his career against mandatory challenger and interim champ Cermeno who already holds impressive victories over Cristian Mijares, who faces Leo Santa Cruz in March for the WBC crown and undefeated Oscar Escandon in his last outing.
“Anthony Crolla will be in a big domestic battle, Jamie McDonnell is on the march to a second World title and Olympic Gold medallists Anthony Joshua and Luke Campbell continue their journeys to the top.”
The show will be screened in the US by AWE TV. Its president Charles Herring said he’s delighted to bring the card to fight fans in the States.
“AWE is pleased to be delivering another great Eddie Hearn World Championship main event to boxing fans across America.”