Ricky Hatton keen to see Scott Quigg fight Carl Frampton

Carl Frampton has won his 16 professional bouts

Ricky Hatton says there is no reason why a mouth-watering clash between Scott Quigg and Carl Frampton should not happen in the near future.

Hatton is manager of 24-year-old British Super Bantamweight champion Quigg, and he wants to see his boxer in the ring with the unbeaten Belfast man.

"It definitely can happen. Both are world class fighters," said Hatton.

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Ricky Hatton says he would like to see Scott Quigg and Carl Frampton in a Super Bantamweight showdown.

"It could be a rivalry like Benn and Eubank. It would be a fantastic fight if they could get together."

Englishman Quigg, who has won 24 and drawn the other in his 25-bout pro career, was in Belfast in February to see 26-year-old Frampton become the first man to stop Spain's Kiko Martinez.

The ninth-round stoppage saw the Barry McGuigan-managed Frampton crowned European champion in only his 16th professional contest.

"It is 50-50 who would win but if I was going to put my last pound on it, I would go for Scott," added former world welterweight champion Hatton.

"People would expect me to go for my man, but I just feel he is the better all-round boxer.

"But, really, there is nothing between them.

"If they get together, it would be a fantastic night for Manchester boxing and Belfast boxing.

"Their styles would gel fantastically - it couldn't help but be a barnstormer of a fight."