Amidst the furor of Ricky Hatton’s short-lived comeback, there was an excellent fight further down Saturday night’s Manchester bill featuring two of Britain’s best super bantamweights, as Scott Quigg and Rendall Munroe squared off for a second time.
Their first fight proved inconclusive, ending in anti-climax with a bad cut to Munroe leaving him unable to continue, while Quigg’s perfect record was blotched by the resulting technical draw. Settling matters was an important piece of business for both Quigg and Munroe to attend to, but the unfortunate yet stark reality was that their fight garnered little attention in the blazing wake left by the media trail coveting Hatton’s return.
Nonetheless, those in the fight game knew the genuine significance of this bout. Quigg - a fresh faced and well talked-of prospect, had it tough against the dogged, battle-hardened Munroe, and an exciting cross-roads clash was fully anticipated.
Munroe entered the ring to The Fugees “Ready or Not”. It show...