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Crolla Looking Forward to Linares Bout

We’re sat in that part of the year whereby there’s a natural break in the promotions we all yearn for.

It’s the time of the year whereby we all sit licking our lips at those fights that are looming large on the horizon and are eagerly anticipated.

One such bout is the WBA lightweight title fight between the defending champion Anthony Crolla and the very dangerous Venezuelan challenger Jorge Linares.

The fight is scheduled for the Manchester Arena on 24th September and 29-year-old Crolla knows that the fight against the 31-year-old is probably the hardest of his career.

But, since coming back from what was a life-threatening experience, Crolla has defied his critics in the past and is looking forward to mixing it with the best, remarking in the build-up to the fight,

'I'm fighting a great fighter and I'm fighting for one of the greatest prizes in the sport.

'I see this as a bit of a legacy fight.

'When every young kid walks into a gym and they start boxing, they dream of becoming a world champion.

'I've done that now. I came into boxing to try and win a world title and pay my house off. That's done now, so I don't want people to think 'he's settled for that'.

'I'm honoured to be fighting for this and getting these big fights, but I'm hungrier than ever. I like it too much, I like the big Manchester nights way too much to let it go now.'


Also at stake at the Manchester Arena, on 24th September, will be the WBC Diamond belt held by Linares and the vacant Ring Magazine title.

Can Anthony Crolla produce another display that will show he is the best lightweight in the world?

I have a feeling he might just do that.


The Journalist

Writer: Kid Glove Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday August 27 2016

Time: 11:27AM

 

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