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Gilmour Says Limond's Experience is Key To Beat Crolla

Willie Limond's pedigree will give him the advantage over Anthony Crolla in tomorrow night's British lightweight title fight at the Ravenscraig Sports Centre in Motherwell, according to the Glaswegian's manager Tommy Gilmour.

At the Lanarkshire venue, challenger Limond, 32, weighed in at 134 pounds and 10 ounces while 25-year-old Crolla, who fights out of Manchester, was bang on the weight at 135 pounds.

Gilmour believes that his fighter, who has lost only three times in 37 bouts, will offer Crolla the kind of test the Englishman has not yet encountered.

"Willie is such a talented fighter and it has only been people who have been at the very top of their game - Amir Khan, Erik Morales and Alex Arthur - who have beaten him," Gilmour said.

"Anthony is probably the fresher man but he hasn't been in with the quality Willie has been in with.

"Willie is the underdog but I think his skill will come through and he will win on points, providing he doesn't become an old man overnight.

"It is an interesting fight. Anthony will try to put Willie under pressure hoping that Willie will start to flag.

"But Willie has never been a boy who lacked stamina, he has always been fit throughout his career.

"And Willie is such a good counter-puncher and moves around the ring so well.

"He has prepared well, his weight is perfect and I expect it to go the distance."

Crolla played down any advantage that Limond might have from fighting in front of a partisan crowd.

"Willie will have home support who will roar him on but I am very confident," he said.

"It might get a bit hostile at times but it doesn't matter where I am fighting.

"Once that bell goes it is just me and Willie in there.

"I was bang on the weight, it has been a great build-up and a perfect camp and I am just waiting for tomorrow night now.

"I think you will see a very good fight between two well-schooled fighters.

"I am expecting a tough fight and it could go the distance but I have prepared for 12 hard rounds."

In the build-up to the fight Limond had suggested that defeat could end his career but he came off the scales confident and "ready for battle".

"I feel good now, one of the hard bits is done," he said.

"It is time to eat and sleep and get ready for battle.

"I have been training for eight weeks now and I am confident of winning."

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