Super bantamweight prospect and contender Scott Quigg says he's thrilled to be in the main undercard bout on Saturday in Manchester, where he'll face Rendall Munroe in a rematch on the Ricky Hatton comeback bill.
Quigg (24-0-1, 17 KO) and Munroe (24-2-1, 10 KO) met earlier this year in a much-hyped fight, but that one disappointed as it was called off in round three due to a terrible cut over Munroe's eye. Five months later, they're ready to go again, as they thin the herd in the British ranks at 122 pounds. The winner could claim to be the best in the UK, but Carl Frampton is also lurking, and getting more serious every time he fights.
Quigg says he's heard the calls that he and Munroe may be able to steal the show, and relishes the opportunity:
"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."
The Hatton Promotions product, trained by the highly-respected Joe Gallagher, is in line to move to world class should he win this fight, and it is no doubt a big-time fight for both sides. At 24, Quigg is knocking on the door, while the 32-year-old Munroe can't really afford a loss if he'd like to get a second shot at a world title. He lost to Toshiaki Nishioka in October 2010, a very brave effort on the road in Japan.
And there is a good chance that Quigg-Munroe will "steal the show" on Saturday. Obviously nothing's going to truly overshadow Hatton's return, but Quigg and Munroe odds-on will have the better fight, and unless something else on the undercard is a slugfest, the super bantamweights seem likely to walk out having had the best fight of the night.