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Anthony Crolla Knocks Watson Out in Liverpool Clash

By Alexey Sukachev

Olympia Hall, Liverpool - 24-year old Manchester native Anthony Crolla (20-2, 8 KOs) has found himself in a rare position with two BBBofC British titles in simultaneous possession. The British fighter stepped up into the lightweight after winning 130lb belt just four months ago.

Boxing with once-defeated John Watson (now 13-2, 5 KOs) for a vacant 135lb national title, Crolla delivered his possibly best career performance by both outboxing and outslugging presumably bigger opponent before scoring a chilling ninth-round kayo with a frightening right hook to the questionable chin of Watson. The contest was stopped without a count at 2:35 of the round thus crowning Anthony Crolla a new British lightweight champion. He was previously best known for stopping world-known featherweight contender Michael Brodie in November 2009. Watson was a late substitute for former world champion Gavin Rees.

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In a starting contest of a nice night of boxing at Olympia Hall, light welterweight Steve Williams (10-1, 4 KOs) came back to win column with an impressive second-round stoppage of feather-fisted Scottsman Charlie Paul King (17-3, no KOs). After an even first round, Williams threw several nice combinations in the second before putting King on a queer street with a smashing right hook. Referee Phil Edwards immediately stepped in at 2:05 to save the Scottish fighter from more punishment.
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by FloydTBE on 02-12-2011

was a great fight that, crolla is real deal for sure. hes got the skills to fo further

Comment by ghost deini on 02-12-2011

bit of a premature stoppage i thought that being said he wouldn't have lasted much longer still you have to let him at least take two or three more punches before jumping in if you're the ref he got rocked…

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