Advertisement
Advertisement

Ricky Hatton: Crolla vs. Murray Will Split Manchester

By Edward Chaykovsky

Manchester icon Ricky Hatton is predicting a very even match when rivals Anthony Crolla (27-4-1, 10KOs) and John Murray (33-2, 20KOs) clash on April 19th at the Manchester Arena. Crolla has gone 4-0-1 since losing back to back fights in 2012, against Derry Mathews and Gary Sykes. Murray had a long stretch on inactivity, returning in 2013 after nearly two years away following a knockout loss to Brandon Rios. He's won two in a row since the return. 

"The fight coming up that has got me buzzing is the match-up between two Mancs – John Murray and Anthony Crolla at the Manchester Arena next month. We’ve been waiting for these two to get in the ring together and I am predicting a real tear-up on our own doorstep. And at this stage, this is one Manchester derby too close to call," Hatton stated in the Manchester Evening News.

"I don’t want to go out on a limb just yet to predict a winner. You can make a case for both fighters. It is a genuine 50-50 fight, which is why it will generate so much interest locally. There’s always something special in these kind of domestic scraps and this has all the makings of being one of the best. It is going to split the city."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mattr on 03-17-2014

John Murray takes this for me. Crolla is a good boxer and there is a possibility he could win on points, but i think Murray is too tough, strong and relentless for him. He's also the bigger man physically. I…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines NYSAC Under Fire After State Investigation Into Magomed Claims Photos: Chocolatito, Cuadras Go Face To Face in California AIBA To Review Testing Records of All Russian Olympic Boxers Bellew To Return On October 15; Smiths To Feature, Price Too? Jessie Vargas Looking For The Biggest Opportunity Possible Mikey Garcia Willing To Travel To UK To Fight Flanagan Next Denton Daley Goes For Commonwealth Belt on September 9 Moises Flores: I Have All The Tools To Defeat Rigondeaux! Loeffler Confirms: Golovkin Would Have Fought Degale at 168 AIBA Denies Allegations of Trying To Take Over Boxing Ruslan Chagaev Vanishes, Stripped of The WBA World Title Vyacheslav Shabranskyy-Oscar Riojas on LA Fight Club, 8/19 Andre Ward vs. Alexander Brand Lands on BoxNation Whyte: No KO, I Want To Punish Allen and Hurt Him Real Bad! Oscar Valdez To Make First Defense in Tucson in November? Andrade Tabs Andre Ward To Expose Kovalev's Flaws, Win Big Golovkin's Coach: DeGale at 168 Was Fine, Hearn Offered Brook Terence Crawford-Viktor Postol: Post-Fight Report Card Guy Robb on Marriaga WBO Eliminator, Picks Ward Over Kovalev AIBA Planning Additional Changes For Olympic Boxers Golovkin's Coach: Only Floyd Mayweather Can Really Test GGG Anthony Upton Drills Luke Paddock For English Title Abel Sanchez: No Pacquiao, I Want Crawford vs. Danny Garcia! Alan Castano: My Goal Was To Win, Not Outdo My Brother “Fighting Words” - When Good Fighters Meet Great Ones Canelo's Trainer Wants Him To Knock Liam Smith Out Vide: Jose Ramirez on Crawford's Performance, Ring Return WBC Prez Feels Crawford Could Be Another Floyd Mayweather Video: Oscar Valdez on His Big World Title Win Video: Lenny Zappavigna on His Knockout Win of Ik Yang Video: Jessie Vargas Talks Crawford, Benavidez, More Donaire Prepares For Mandatory Defense With Magdaleno Valdez Has No Problem With REVENGE Fight With Lomachenko Video: Gilberto Ramirez Talks Crawford vs. Postol, More Crawford: Postol Did NOT Want To Fight or Exchange, He Ran Video: Viktor Postol Explains His Defeat To Terence Crawford Ryota Murata Wants Billy Joe Saunders Title Shot Delvin Rodriguez Gets Close Decision Over Shawn Cameron Tim Bradley on Amir Khan's MMA Move - "He's a Clown!" Video: Terence Crawford Talks Postol Victory, Strategy, More
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement