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Anthony Crolla Gives Jorge Linares The Edge Over Mikey Garcia

Anthony Crolla revealed who he’s backing for the upcoming bout between Jorge Linares and Mercito Gesta, picking the man who took his WBA World Lightweight Title from him in 2016.

Speaking on our BoxNation Podcast, ‘Million Dollar’ Crolla thinks the Venezuelan will retain his belt this Saturday without too much trouble, and doubts that Gesta will hear the final bell against the three-weight World Champion.

"This is a fight that certainly favours Jorge. It’s a fight I expect Jorge to win, and win well. I’ve only seen a little bit of Gesta, I mean he’s certainly capable. But stylistically I think Linares will land the nice flashy combinations, so whether Gesta will see the final bell or not, I’m not so sure," Crolla said.

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Crolla added - "I think it all depends on Jorge, how he is after six, whether he’s going in for the finish or whether he’s gonna see it out. But I’m sure he’ll be looking to make a bit of a statement towards the Mikey Garcia fight that now looks like it’s going to happen, which is great for boxing."

Now that the President of the World Boxing Council has ordered a fight between Linares and Mikey Garcia, Crolla is a little unsure which way the much-anticipated bout could go, but still stands by Linares and hopes to be on the front row rooting for his one-time opponent.

"It’s the hardest fight out there for him in Mikey Garcia. You’d certainly get the edge of power from Garcia, but I’d still go with Jorge. It’s so tough though, it really is. I’d expect Jorge to develop an early lead, but it’s just what happens when Garcia lands?," Crolla said.

"It’s the kind of fight where I’d pay good money to be there," added the Manchester man.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ELHITMAN606 on 01-25-2018

Mikey would beat Linares and Crolla in the same night

Comment by StudentOfDaGame on 01-25-2018

LOL Linares punched Anthony senseless.

Comment by komandante on 01-25-2018

Mickey Garcia will ko Jorge Linares.:boxing::usa2:

Comment by Fangedgrowl on 01-25-2018

Sorry have to disagree, Think Mikey destroys this guy. He is an over achiever and Mikey will break him down and bloody him.

Comment by joebloggs789 on 01-25-2018

If Loma moves up he should face Easter and then after he's beating that lanky clown face the Linares - Garcia winner that would be sweet

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