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Darleys Perez Eyes Early Knockout of Anthony Crolla

COLOMBIA - WBA lightweight world champion, Darleys Perez (32-1-1, 20 KOs), who's co-promoted by Gary Shaw Productions and Thompson Boxing, is looking forward to his highly anticipated rematch with Anthony Crolla (29-4-3, 11 KOs).  Perez returns to hostile territory at the Manchester Arena in the United Kingdom on November 21, 2015, the same location where the first fight took place.

Perez, who retained the WBA crown against Crolla with a majority draw on July 18, 2015, knows he must be at his optimum best to retain his title, especially on foreign land.  With an expected crowd of 12,000 fans routing against him, Perez feels confident he can pull off another win with his back against the wall.

"I'm a true champion who never backs down from adversity," said Darleys Perez who hails from Colombia. "Crolla is a very skilled fighter with a lot of heart and I know he's coming for my title.  He'll have his entire country on behind him when we fight, but that doesn't faze me.  My goal is to end the fight early with a knockout, but if we go the distance, I have complete faith that I will get a fair ruling from the judges in the UK.
 
In the first fight Perez was deducted two points for low blows, one in the 11th eleventh and the other in the 12th round.  This time Perez is well aware of the mistakes he made in their last outing and vows not to repeat those errors.

"There is no doubt that I would have won the fight by unanimous decision if I didn't get deducted for those low blows." Perez continued. "It was my fault and I won't make the same mistakes in the rematch.  I'm hungrier now then I've ever been and nothing is going to stop me from bringing back my title to my countrymen of Colombia."

"It's clear to me that Darleys Perez is very focused for this fight." said Gary Shaw. "He knows what's on the line and the many doors that will open up for him with a victory.  I've had fighters come out victorious when they've traveled to other countries and fought for world titles.  Perez already proved he can get a fair shake with a gritty performance.  The judging now a days is fairer then it's ever been.  When Darleys meets Crolla, only one man will come out victorious, and I believe it will be Perez."

"This is an incredible fight that matches two world class boxers against each other," said Ken Thompson, president of Thompson Boxing. "That Perez and Crolla have a controversial history only makes this fight even more exciting. We believe Perez will fight to his full potential and come away with an undisputed win and retain his world championship."

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