Carl Frampton is interested spectator at Ricky Hatton bill in Manchester

TALENTED: Carl Frampton
TALENTED: Carl Frampton

CARL Frampton was an interested spectator in Manchester on Saturday night.

The Tigers Bay fighter was there to run his eye over Ricky Hatton comeback and the Scott Quigg clash against Rendall Monroe.

Quigg and Monroe fought for the WBA Interim World title, with Quigg stopping Monroe in the sixth round with a body shot.

Talk of an encounter between Frampton and Quigg has been running for months and ‘The Jackal’ says he knows what makes the Bury super-bantamweight tick.

“I was there with Shane McGuigan and we did not pick-up anything new about Quigg.

“We know his strengths and his weaknesses and he did a good job against Monroe on Saturday night.

“He did what he had to do and he got the job done.

“But I thought Monroe was awful. He looked very one paced and he was wide open for body shots and he paid the price, but if you are going to stand in front of the other guy, you are going to be there to hit.

“And people say Monroe ‘is world class’ but he is on the edge of world class.

“He was not very good and Quigg made him pay.

“Hopefully that win will give Quigg the confidence to want to fight me,” added Frampton.

And what did he make of Ricky Hatton’s defeat to Vyacheslav Senchenko on the same bill?

“It was pretty sad to watch. The Ricky Hatton of a few years was not there.

“He started well, but faded badly and it was just sad to watch.

“But I have to say the atmosphere was something else.

“The place was rocking and I am glad I made it to one Hatton fight before he retired.

“Ricky can be proud of his career. He was a great fighter,” he added.