Advertisement
Advertisement

Crolla vs Rees Set For The Khan-McCloskey Undercard

By Terence Dooley

Anthony Crolla looks set to make the maiden defence of his British lightweight belt against Gavin Rees on the undercard of the Amir Khan-Paul McCloskey WBA 140lb title fight at the MEN, Manchester on April 16th. 

Ricky Hatton promotes Crolla; the former linear light-welterweight champion’s promotional company is helping Golden Boy and Team Khan put the PPV event together.  Indeed, Ricky yesterday announced a strong bill, one that looks even stronger in the light of this latest match-up.

Crolla won the Lonsdale belt with a thrilling ninth-round KO of Liverpool’s John Watson on February 12 and immediately signalled his desire to accommodate Rees, who vacated the belt in order to allow the Watson-Crolla fight to go ahead after aggravating a nose injury in training.

Ironically, Rees once held the WBA strap that is currently in the possession of Khan.  Andriy Kotelnik relieved the Welshman of the belt courtesy of a final stanza stoppage in 2008, the 30-year-old’s only blemish in 35 fights (34 wins with 16 KOs).

Manchester’s ‘Million Dollar’ Crolla moved to 20-2 (8) when beating Rees, the 24-year-old is in the form of his life under trainer Joe Gallagher.  The fight against Rees is likely to be given a prime slot on the Sky TV PPV broadcast, the network salivated over Crolla’s and Rees’s most recent wins and both men have provided FOTY candidates in the last year.

Please send news and views to [email protected]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Bajingo on 03-16-2011

This is a very good domestic undercard - much better than the usual [COLOR="Black"]s[/COLOR]hit that accompanies Khan and Haye PPVs.

Comment by truestory1987 on 03-16-2011

WOW!!!...solid card!!..Crolla vs Rees, Gevor vs Macklin and Khan vs Mccloskey....AWESOME!!

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Victor Ortiz-Andre Berto II: Post-Fight Report Card John Fury: Tyson Knocks Wladimir Klitschko Out By Round 10 Canelo vs. Khan - British Trade People Predict The Fight George Foreman Warns: If Canelo Overconfident, Khan Can Win Trainer: Tyson Fury Will NOT Retire, Likely Targets Joshua Next Khan Would Reject Mayweather: I'll Mess With Him Like He Did Me Sanchez: I'm Confident Golovkin KO's 'Diva' Canelo in 8 or 9 Luis Ortiz Back on Track After Greg Cohen Withdraws Lawsuit Flint-born Dirrell Brothers Fighting Through Anger, Frustration Bob Arum: It's Obvious Floyd Mayweather is Coming Back De La Hoya: Golovkin Didn't Want Lara - And Canelo Beat Him! Gilberto Ramirez-Dominik Britsch on Crawford-Postol HBO PPV De La Hoya: I Thought Pacquiao Would Be Easy, Canelo in Tough! Gassiev Warns Povetkin: Wilder Punches Harder Than Klitschko Verdejo Not Worried About Critics, Intends To Fulfill Expectations Freddie Roach Says Frankie Gomez in 'Best Shape' For Herrera Amir Khan Stands To Pocket 13 Million in Canelo Showdown Brown on PBC: We're Giving Fans What They Want and Expect Examining the Badou Jack-Lucian Bute Scorecards Anthony Joshua-Zhang Zhilei Eyed For The Future in China? Glen Tapia Ready For David Lemieux, Feels A lot Stronger at 160 Bute Wants the Winner of DeGale-Jack Unification Fight Photos: Anthony Crolla vs. Ismael Barroso Open Workouts Examining the James DeGale-Porky Medina Scorecards Hearn Wants Joshua to Become Pay-Per-View Star in America ALA Promotions Prez: Magsayo Will Never Be Another Pacquiao De La Hoya Breaks Down Speed vs. Power Fights of The Past Curtis Stevens on The Trainer Switch To John David Jackson Team Verdejo Bring in Nutrionists, Sports Psychologists For 6/11 DeGale: I Showed Medina Levels, He Doesn't Deserve Rematch Garcia: If Golovkin Will Face Floyd at 154, Then Face Canelo at 155 Magdaleno To Apply Pressure For Nonito Donaire Title Shot Tommy Coyle Calls To Avenge Luke Campbell KO Loss Video: Hearn Talks Judging Issues in Boxing, Crolla vs. Barroso Amir Khan Followed Strict Diet Switch For Showdown With Canelo Video: Hearn Excited About Mayweather vs. Matchroom Card Shane Mosley Makes Heroic Rescue Of Baby in Freeway Wreck Video: Eddie Hearn Talks DeGale vs. Jack, Smith, More Garcia: Amir Khan Will Not Be an Easy Fight For Canelo "Fighting Words" - On Francisco Vargas’ Positive Drug Test
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement