Ricky Hatton: Quigg will be a world champion
Ricky 'the Hitman' Hatton has expressed his opinion that Scott Quigg will one day reign as a world champion.
"He’s brilliant - a total all-rounder. My opinion of him hasn’t changed. I think he’ll be a world champion one day." said Hatton.
"Critics will say Jason has seen better days, but people like that, who’ve been at world level know how to look after themselves. In the end Jason looked like a rabbit caught in the headlights.
"Scott’s a nice kid, a local kid who is close to his family. He’s a little bit like me - he’s down to earth is dedicated.
“He's a big ticket seller, he’s got the right attitude and with all that you’d like to think he can go a long way."
23-year old Quigg, who ripped the British Super Bantamweight title from veteran holder Jason Booth on Saturday night, looked big and strong for the weight class.
Standing at 5'8 the disparity in size between the young gun and Booth was just too much for the Nottingham man to handle, resulting in a retirement ahead of the 7th round.
"This kid's going to go far. He's really amazing to say how many fights he's had, he was faultless really." said 34-year old Booth afterwards, whose record slips to 36-8 (15ko).
The current WBC Super Bantamweight Toshiaki Nishioka is the consensus number one in the division. With unbeaten Rico Ramos and amateur legend Guillermo Rigondeaux also lurking around the ratings of a packed division.
Whilst Quigg has plenty to learn still, Saturday night showed he is definitely on the right path so far.