Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Crolla Feels "100%" as Perez WBA Title Fight Nears

Anthony Crolla claims he is in the best shape of his life as he prepares to return to the ring seven months after being viciously attacked.

The Mancunian fighter suffered a fractured skull, concussion and a broken ankle after being hit with a concrete block when confronting burglars who had entered a neighbour's property last December.

His injuries not only cost him a planned shot at the WBA lightweight title against Richar Abril in January but left him fighting for his career.

The 28-year-old has now made a full recovery and is jumping straight back into top-end action, fighting new title-holder Darleys Perez for the belt he was eyeing earlier this year.

The pair meet in Crolla's home city of Manchester on July 18 and the Briton is relishing the chance to take on the Colombian.

Crolla, speaking after a public workout in the Trafford Centre, said: "I feel fantastic. Both physically and mentally I am in the best shape of my life.

"I made a promise when everything happened that I would come back bigger, better, faster, stronger than ever and that is what I believe I have done. Now it is about showing that next week.

"Some people have asked whether it would have been better to come back in an eight or 10-rounder, a warm-up fight. But I don't believe there are many of those such things in boxing.

"I know how easily world title fights can come and go and there was no way I was going to let this chance slip when I got offered it. It's straight in at the deep end and I believe the timing is right."

Crolla will share top billing on a card at the Manchester Arena that will also feature Bury's Scott Quigg defending his WBA super-bantamweight title against Spain's Kiko Martinez. St Helens fighter Martin Murray, who made a successful super-middleweight debut last month with victory over George Beroshvili, has been added to the card and will take on Croatia's Mirzet Bajrektarevic.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BattleAxePurist on 07-12-2015

Perez win.

Comment by chocolate on 07-11-2015

[QUOTE=Mick Higgs;15866358]Don't get me wrong here, but I thought Richer Abril was the WBA titlist. Please help me out someone?!!..........[/QUOTE] Darleys Perez is the current WBA regular champion, with Derry Mathews the interim champ. Abril got downgraded to champion in…

Comment by Mick Higgs on 07-11-2015

Don't get me wrong here, but I thought Richer Abril was the WBA titlist. Please help me out someone?!!..........

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines Manager: GGG Avoided Derevyanchenko on 5/5 & They Know It Photos: Canelo Shows Off His Trimmed Down Physique Jaime Munguia vs. Liam Smith Talks Continue To Play Out Gvozdyk Not Stepping Aside, Ready For Adonis Stevenson Shot Avni Yildirim vs. Lolenga Mock Set For September 15, Germany Roy Jones: Joshua Should Take 1, 2 More Fights - Then Get Wilder CompuBox: Inside The Numbers - Stevenson-Jack, Russell-Diaz Josh Taylor Confident He'll Beat Postol, Secure Jose Ramirez Shot News: Antonio Tarver, Steele Beats Upsher, Charlotte Results Weekend Review: Stevenson vs. Jack Excites, Warrington Too Carl Frampton Welcomes Josh Warrington Showdown Jack: Stevenson Would've Gone Down if I Had 5, 10 More Seconds Mayweather: Judges Must Score More Than 30 Seconds of Rounds Joe Joyce To Return on June 15 at York Hall Lee Selby Eyes Weight Move To 130 After Losing IBF World Title Josh Warrington In Pole Position To Land Frampton Showdown Joshua: I'll Rain Down Hell on Wilder, F*** Him Up Real Bad Nico Hernandez Continues To Win Big With First Round Stoppage Jose Benavidez Aims To Secure Terence Crawford Showdown Gary Russell: I Want To Unify Next or Move Up in Weight With Stevenson-Jack, Toronto Arrives As A True Fight City Photos: Pacquiao Grinds Hard With Buboy For Matthysse Fight McDonnell Hits Japan, Feels Confident of Shocking Naoya Inoue Omar Chavez: Other Fighters Have Lost - They Are Now Legends! Adonis Stevenson Admits: I Need To Be More Active Chavez Sr. Angry, Trainer Shakes Head at Omar Chavez Defeat Adonis Stevenson To Badou Jack: Rematch Must Be in Canada! Jack: I Wasn't Hitting Stevenson Low; He Had His Cup Really High Stevenson's Promoter Impressed With Badou Jack's Performance Joseph Diaz Has No Excuses: Gary Russell a Tremendous Fighter Gary Russell vs. Joseph Diaz - CompuBox Punch Stats Diego Magdaleno Grabs Win in Mexico, Hopes For Title Shot Adonis Stevenson vs. Badou Jack - CompuBox Punch Stats Jack: Let's Do the Stevenson Rematch in Vegas, Sweden or the UK Tyson Fury Very Eager To Do a Job on Sefer Seferi on June 9 Photos: Eleider Alvarez Putting in Work For Sergey Kovalev Pacquiao is Pleased: Buboy Adapted The Style of Freddie Roach Photos: Gary Russell Shows His Class To Defeat Joseph Diaz Photos: Adonis Stevenson, Badou Jack - MONSTER Fight Gallery Warrington: Frampton in August is Too Soon, I Need More Time
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement