This Saturday (June 16th), the fans get to witness one of the biggest domestic fights of the year when the No.1 and No.2 super-bantamweights Rendall Munroe and Scott Quigg take each other for the title of 'The best super-bantamweight in Britain.' This is a great fight, but we all had something even better to look forward to. The winner of this fight was looking likely to face the highly rated up and coming prospect Carl Frampton. But now, this idea is looking less and less likely to happen.
The reason for this is that Quigg's promoter Ricky Hatton was dropped from Sky as his deal expired. This means that after this fight, none of Hatton's fighters will fight on SkySports. And here's the problem: Frampton is one of SkySports' most valuable fighters and will not fight on any other channel.
"Frampton is a Sky Sports fighter and I hope to be able to announce in the next couple of weeks my new TV deal," told Hatton. "So if you look at it from that point of view, the fight looks highly unlikely. When I was a figther, I wanted to fight the best and as a promoter I want to put on the fights the fans want to see. The TV situation makes things slightly more difficult - but you can never, say never."
There have been rumours that the winner of Quigg Vs Munroe could go on to face Guillermo Rigondeaux, a man who is probably one of the most dangerous up and coming fighters in the world right now. However, I doubt that Hatton would even consider putting one of these men in with Rigondeaux. Munroe and Quigg are very good fighters but I really doubt that they would even trouble Rigondeaux.
We will have a fight preview available on our site for this fight available on our site tomorrow morning.