Crolla Hopes To Meet Derry Mathews in Prizefighter
Anthony Crolla believes his best will be good enough when he stars in Prizefighter next Saturday. 'Million Dollar' enters the tournament as favourite and is on a revenge mission of sorts after he lost his British lightweight title to Derry Mathews earlier this year.
Mathews - who has since lost to Gavin Rees - has also entered Prizefighter and although they are not guaranteed to meet, it gives Crolla the chance to put the defeat behind him.
"It's nothing personal, it's just a job," he told Sky Sports. "We shake hands after and we might meet again next Saturday, and we'll shake hands again. We put on a great fight for the fans and hopefully we'll meet again next Saturday. If it happens a little bit of revenge would be nice, it's one of the things that made me want to go in it. But there's seven other good lads in this and I can't focus my mind on Derry.
"I've been preparing in LA for a couple of weeks, I've left nothing to chance and there'll be no excuses. You'll get the best of me and I'm thinking that's going to be enough."