By Mark Vester
Super bantamweight Rendall Munroe (21-2, 9KOs) is set for a change of direction. The Leicester Mercury reports that Munroe has left promoter Frank Maloney and signed a deal with Ricky Hatton's company, Hatton Promotions. Munroe was set to return on April 9 on a Maloney card at Rainton Meadows. That fight is now off. Munroe will now return on April 16 at the MEN in Manchester, on the undercard of Amir Khan-Paul McCloskey, which is co-promoted by Hatton.
"Rendall sees it as a new challenge for himself," said Munroe's manager, Mike Shinfield. "Hatton Promotions are fairly new in the promoting game and they are very ambitious – as we are with Rendall. They have good contacts with Sky TV and also with Golden Boy promotions in the United States."