Crolla vs Burns – In this latest TBC report, our analyst Ray Flores previews Saturday’s lightweight showdown between Ricky Burns and Anthony Crolla.
Both men are former world champions and veterans of over 40 fights and though no belts are on the line in this one, there is a lot of British bragging rights on the table. Burns has won world championships in three weight classes and he has been hearing the talk writing him off for several years now. Burns is coming off a run with a world title at 140 pounds and for this one he is dropping back down to the lightweight division where he held a world title until 2014. Crolla lost his world title to Venezuela’s outstanding Jorge Linares and he failed to regain the belt in a subsequent rematch.
The fight is the main event of Eddie Hearn and his Matchroom Boxing’s 13-fight boxing card set for the Manchester Arena. You can catch the evening’s feature fights on SKY in the United Kingdom. Check your local listings for start times.
Check out more details on the evening’s fights here at TBC – “Crolla vs Burns in All-British Affair This Saturday.”
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