Prior to the good news that Hatton Promotions will get to screen their exciting crop of young up and coming talent on the BoxNation TV platform, the former British boxing favourite was dealt the bad news that one of his first ever signings after setting up his company, Scott Quigg was to leave him to join Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Sport to be part of his exclusive Sky TV deal. Hatton and fellow promoter Frank Warren buried their hatchet recently, deciding instead to work together for the good of their respected stable of fighters and boxing. Warren is a share holder in the dedicated fight channel BoxNation and the deal between him Hatton, Barry McGuigan, Frank Maloney and Khan Promotion’s will mean better opportunities for the fighters and fans.
“I feel we could do no more. I believe my team have offered great opportunities to Scott and he has declined them. It is fair to say my views on Scott have changed in recent times. Nether the less, I will watch his career with huge interest.”
Ricky Hatton MBEQuigg would have been Hatton’s jewell in the crown for BoxNation and with McGuigan bringing over Quigg’s rival to Carl Frampton, that fight super-bantamweight fight could have been easier to make. Hatton realises that Scott was frustrated at being out of the ring for nearly 8-month, since stopping Rendall Munroe in November last year, but hoped he would be given more time to get the correct deal for his fighter. But with Quigg seaking legal advice and ada,ment he wanted to sever his ties with Hatton, the ‘Hitman’ was resigned to the fact he had to let him go without a fight.