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Crolla defeats Burns in Manchester

Anthony Crolla came out victorious when he faced Ricky Burns on Saturday night in Manchester via points in a gruelling 12 round fight. Both fighters started cautiously, with Burns trying to using his jab and Crolla coming inside looking for the wide left hook, in an even first round. The second round saw Crolla taking it to Burns, applying pressure to the Scotsman and connecting with some close shots. Crolla continued to soften the body of Burns and countering his opponent. Crolla kept up his work rate, continuing to target Burns’ mid section and was the more favourable on the scorecards. ...

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Crolla – Burns fight will be remembered as a classic

Anthony Crolla believes that his clash with Ricky Burns is going to be a pure crowd-pleaser – and he’ll power into more massive fights with a big win at the Manchester Arena tomorrow night, live on Sky Sports. ‘Million Dollar’ faces the Scotsman in a clash that many fans and pundits believe would spell the end of the road at the top level for the loser – but open doors once again to the elite level for the winner, where both men are used to operating with the pair missing out in unification battles in their last fights. Crolla headlines ...

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Burns focused ahead of Crolla clash

Ricky Burns believes he can become a World champion once again and wants to prove there’s plenty of chapters to write in his story as he meets Anthony Crolla at the Manchester Arena on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports. Three-weight World champion Burns and former Lightweight World ruler Crolla both come into the must-win bout on the back of defeats in unification battles, and the British stars have conceded that defeat would make the road back to the elite-level that they have become accustomed to operating at a long one. Burns created history as Scotland’s first ever three-weight king ...

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Conor Benn to feature on undercard to Crolla/Burns

Conor Benn will box for the ninth time in the paid ranks on the undercard of the all-British Lightweight clash between Anthony Crolla and Ricky Burns at the Manchester Arena on October 7, live on Sky Sports. Benn moved to 8-0 in impressive fashion a fortnight ago, lighting up his first ever appearance at York Hall with a fierce second round KO over previously unbeaten Kane Baker – a sixth win inside the distance for the son of British legend Nigel. The 20 year old heads to Manchester for the third time in his pro career and ‘The Destroyer’ says ...

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Eggington set to defend European title on undercard to Crolla/Burns

Sam Eggington will defend his European Welterweight title against mandatory challenger Mohamed Mimoune on the undercard of the Lightweight blockbuster between Anthony Crolla and Ricky Burns at the Manchester Arena on October 7, live on sky Sports. Eggington landed the title with a devastating tenth round KO to rip the title from Cerefino Rodriguez in Birmingham in May, adding the Spaniard’s name to his ever-growing list of impressive scalps. ‘The Savage’ went in the Rodriguez bout on the back of two eighth round stoppage wins against former World champion Paulie Malignaggi and former World title challenger Frankie Gavin. Frenchman Mimoune ...

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Crolla vs Burns set for Manchester in Lightweight battle

Anthony Crolla and Ricky Burns will clash in a must-win Lightweight battle at the Manchester Arena on October 7, live on Sky Sports. The former World champions will be looking for a huge win to get back into range for a World title tilt and continue their glittering careers at the top level. Crolla enjoyed a rollercoaster ride as WBA king at 135lbs starting with his cancelled challenge against Richar Abril when he heroically challenged robbers at his neighbours home in December 2014. After recovering from a skull fracture and broken ankle, ‘Million Dollar’ finally got his first shot in ...

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