Scott Quigg would love to upstage Ricky Hatton in Manchester this weekend
Last Updated: 20/11/12 5:00pm
Scott Quigg and Rendall Munroe: going at it for the second time on Saturday
Scott Quigg would not be surprised if his clash with Rendall Munroe in Manchester upstages mentor Ricky Hatton's headline bout.
Quigg and Monroe meet on the undercard of the Hitman's return to the ring against Vyacheslav Senchenko, squaring off five months after their original fight ended in a technical draw, a clash of heads leaving Munroe with a bad cut.
Their rematch is for the WBA 'interim' super-bantamweight belt and is likely to lead to a title fight with champion Guillermo Rigondeaux.
"I can't think of anything bigger in boxing at the moment than Ricky Hatton's comeback so for my fight to be on the undercard is great," Quigg said.
"The publicity I'm going to get through it being such a big event, I wouldn't have got that anywhere else. For people to say this fight might end up being the fight of the night is great.
"I think it could upstage Ricky's fight and it would be a great achievement to be in a fight such as that. It's going to be a cracking fight. Rendall is world class, he's fought at world level when he boxed for the WBC title and did so well.
"I'm getting in there with a world-class fighter on Saturday and the job I do on him and the way I win will show whether I'm ready or not. I'm confident I am ready to move onto big things in 2013.
"It's a disappointment for both of us how the last fight ended because we'd both trained hard but I'm just glad it's been made again. His eye has healed quickly apparently so it's a fight I'm looking forward to.
"I was feeling comfortable in the first fight, I saw things that were working for me but I'm expecting a better Rendall Munroe because I think he might have underestimated me first time around."