14th June 2012

Haton Promotions CEO Ricky Hatton hosted a packed final press conference ahead of Saturday’s bumper ‘Road To Glory’ bill at Manchester Velodrome.


The stacked show is the mushrooming promotional organisation’s biggest ever card with a stack of competitive matches.

It features four major fights including the vacant interim WBA super-bantamweight title bout between Scott Quigg and Rendall Munroe.

Scott Quigg (left) and Rendall Munroe

Bury’s unbeaten Quigg, 23, said: “This is my coming out fight and the one that takes me to the next level.

“Forget what boxers like Carl Frampton say, Rendall is the number one in Britain and I will take over that honour when I win. I am one million per-cent confident.”

Former European champion Munroe recently gave up his job as a binman, and the Leicester southpaw said: “I have already proven myself at elite level.

“I have had to wait patiently and bide my time but Ricky Hatton has delivered for me and I will shine once again.”

Sergey Rabchenko (left) and Ryan Rhodes
Sheffield’s Ryan Rhodes will be challenging Sergey Rabchenko for the vacant European light-middleweight championship.

Rhodes was disappointed that his promoter Hatton is training Rabchenko for their encounter, but insisted: “I am over that now and got my mind on Rabchenko.

Ryan’s fellow steel city fighter Richard Towers squares off against Frenchman Gregory Tony for the vacant EU heavyweight crown.

Towers warned: “Respect is earned in the ring, but men like Tyson Fury and David Price need to take note that I am here.

Ricky Hatton and Martin Murray
n a special attraction British middleweight champion Martin Murray meets French title holder Karim Achour.

If the St Helens fighter passes his French test, Hatton promised a major announcement in the coming weeks about a big fight for the unbeaten star. 

Other fights: Craig Watson v Tomasz Mazurciewicz, Lucas Browne v Hastings Rasani,

Adam Etches v Ferenc Zold, Scott Jenkins v  Kristian Laight, Adam Little v Dee Mitchell, Kallum De’Ath v Anwar Alfadi and Louis Norman v Brett Fido.

All VIP and ringside tickets have been sold and. The remaining tickets are available priced at £55, £35 and £30, but are limited. You can purchase tickets by calling Hatton Promotions hotline 01925 755 222 www.ticketmaster.co.uk 0844 847 2500 www.ticketline.co.uk 0844 888 4402 www.hmv.com

For all the latest updates please follow the Twitter account dedicated to fight @quiggvmunroe

Press Conference Video at Hard Rock Cafe Manchester


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pics courtesy of Mark Robinson – Hatton Promotions