Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Crolla vs. Gethin Lands on Froch-Groves Undercard

Anthony Crolla will challenge Martin Gethin for the British Lightweight title on the undercard of Carl Froch’s WBA and IBF Super Middleweight title blockbuster with George Groves at the sold-out Phones 4u Arena Manchester on November 23, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Gethin makes the first defence of the coveted Lord Lonsdale belt after beating Ben Murphy in his hometown of Walsall in January, Crolla is looking to win the crown for the second time having beaten John Watson in February 2011 for the vacant title – and hopes to make this his last domestic dust-up before challenging for World titles.

“It’s always a great honour to box for the British title,” said Crolla. “Martin’s a cracking boxer and I am sure it’ll be a very good fight, but I am aiming to win and win well and move onto the World stage in 2014.”

“Everybody loves a domestic match-up, especially in the Lightweight division, and Anthony Crolla vs. Martin Gethin should provide fireworks in Manchester,” said promoter Eddie Hearn. “We have big plans for Anthony in 2014 and victory over Martin will see him mark the end of a thrilling domestic run and stand on the verge of a World title shot.”

Also announced today for the bumper Manchester bill, Liverpool’s Rocky Fielding will defend his Commonwealth Super Middleweight title against undefeated Guyanese mandatory challenger Lennox Allen. Fielding won the title with a first round stoppage win over Mohammed Akrong in Liverpool in September while New York-based danger man Allen holds 17 wins with ten inside the distance.

“This is a huge step up for Rocky and I take my hat off to him and Oliver for taking the mandatory challenge,” said Hearn. “Lennox Allen is a talented fighter with a rising reputation in the States and it’s a big test for Rocky.”

Crolla vs. Gethin and Fielding vs. Allen are added to a great line-up of action on the undercard of the Super Middleweight Battle of Britain between Froch and Groves, with Scott Quigg defending his WBA Super Bantamweight title and Stephen Smith set to defend his British Super Featherweight title.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Kudryashov-Durodola Rematch - WBC Final Eliminator, May 20 Juan Manuel Marquez Files Lawsuit Over Fraud, 2.3 Million Stolen Luis Ortiz: After My April Fight - I Want Wilder, Joshua or Parker! Srisaket Sor Rungvisai Receives Hero's Welcome at Home Arum Tired of Waiting, Gives Pacquiao Deadline To Decide on Horn Sullivan Barrera: Parker Fight is Another Step To a World Title Luis Ortiz vs. Derric Rossy Possible For Berto-Porter Card Froch: We May See The 'Best and Last' of Klitschko With Joshua Photos: Alberto Machado, Juan Jose Martinez - Go Face To Face Mayweather Gets Partial Win Over Ms. Jackson in Court Ruling Fonfara: Training With Virgil Hunter Will Make Me a Better Fighter Francisco Vargas Might Not Return to Ring Until Sometime in 2018 Samuel Clarkson: I'm Ready To Go To War With Dmitry Bivol! Josh Kelly will face Jay Byrne in Pro Debut on Burns-Indongo Luis Ortiz Inks Pact With Al Haymon Frank Warren Hits Golovkin With Deadline To Ink Saunders Deal Canelo vs. Chavez - Movie Theater Information Photos: Marco Huck, Mairis Briedis - Face To Face at Final Presser Joe Cordina To Make Pro Debut on Murray-Rosado Card, April 22 Roach Hopes Cotto Still Gets in Two Fights Before Retirement Mikey Garcia: If I Go Up To 140, I'd Be Interested in Crawford Fight Roach: 'I Would Love' to Have Pacquiao Fight Keith Thurman Roach: I've Changed My Mind, Golovkin CAN'T Beat Andre Ward! Anthony Joshua Reflects on His Roots, Connection To Nigeria Juanma Continues To Motivate as Clash With Entrenadorcito Nears Liam Smith Vows To Use Williams To Make Statement To Critics Video: Freddie Roach on Pacquiao, Cotto, Golovkin, More Amir Khan Not Ruling Out Conor McGregor Fight in UFC or Boxing Kennedy Katende Ready To Do Damage in Sundsvall, Sweden Abel Sanchez: Ward Will Beat Kovalev, It Won't Be Controversial Errol Spence: 30,000 Fans Rooting For Kell Brook Won't Faze Me Video: Robert Garcia on Mikey, Golovkin-Jacobs, More Marco Huck vs. Mairis Briedis: Torch Songs Video: Abner Mares Discusses His Career, Future Options Golovkin's Coach Reacts To De La Hoya's Position on June Fight Video: Richard Schaefer on Future of Ringstar Prospects, More Leduan Barthelemy Drops, Stops Reynaldo Blanco in Nine Yuriorkis Gamboa vs. Jayson Velez in Play For May 5, Las Vegas Robert Garcia Fears That Age Has Finally Caught Up With Golovkin Golden Boy Prez on Linares' Future, Garcia/Lomachenko Fights
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement