Ricky Hatton picks Quigg to triumph over Frampton

Ricky Hatton believes that Scott Quigg has the edge ahead of his massive bout with Carl Frampton next weekend.

Quigg and Frampton will trade leather at the Manchester Arena on Saturday night in a huge PPV showdown for the IBF and WBA titles, and Hatton has tipped his fellow Mancunian to emerge victorious.

Hatton promoted Quigg in his early career before he switched to Matchroom in what was a messy split. Despite this, Hatton still sides with his former fighter and the two-weight World champion feels that Quigg’s engine could be the deciding factor.

Speaking to irish-boxing.com, Hatton explained that “its a 50-50 fight, whatever way it goes won’t surprise me.”

“But I see Quigg winning on points due to work-rate or a late knock-out stoppage.”

Detailing his pick, the immensely popular fighter-turned-trainer described how “Quigg has a very high tempo and throws a lot of punches.

“I see him showing lots of angles so that Carl can’t set himself for his big punches, like he did against Martinez, and walking him on to one of his own at some point.”

Since retiring, Hatton has moved into training and promoting, and currently looks after the three Upton brothers as well as Navan light heavyweight Chris Blaney.

Joe O'Neill

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