Jorge Linares-Anthony Crolla Rematch Eyed For March 25

By Chris McKenna, courtesy of The Daily Star

ANTHONY CROLLA (31-5-3, 13KOs) will get his rematch with Jorge Linares (41-3, 27KOs) in March.

The former WBA lightweight champion lost his belt to the Venezuelan in a thrilling encounter in September.

Crolla, 30, came up just short on the scorecards but will now get a chance to claim his title back on March 25 at Manchester Arena.


Promoter Eddie Hearn is expected to confirm the clash later this week.

Crolla was in gym mate Scott Quigg’s corner as the Bury man returned to action after his February defeat by Carl Frampton.

Former super-bantamweight champion Quigg - who has moved up to featherweight - stopped Jose Cayetano with a big right hand in the ninth round.

Hearn said: “He was rusty early and then he got into it after five or six rounds and it was a great knockout.

“His confidence has been hurt. He needed that. That kid was tough. He was slippery and horrible really. I thought he’s not going to stop him, but it was a great knockout.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by yngwie on 12-14-2016

This is unnecessary, the first one was close but clear, this would only be wider, Crolla put the fight of his life but i doubt that he can do it better.

Comment by Corelone on 12-14-2016

[QUOTE=mlac;17278193]:lol1: the reff really was ridiculous, any time crolla got hurt with a bodyshot hed stop and say it was low when it clearly wasnt. If it was a neutral reff crolla would of got KO'D.[/QUOTE] It was home town…

Comment by mlac on 12-14-2016

[QUOTE=Corelone;17278184]Anthony needs to put the ref to wok. The ref in the first fight could have held a second job. I understand Crolla wants room to punch, but he's getting caught on the way out. Make the ref escort him…

Comment by Corelone on 12-14-2016

Anthony needs to put the ref to wok. The ref in the first fight could have held a second job. I understand Crolla wants room to punch, but he's getting caught on the way out. Make the ref escort him…

Comment by redmish on 12-14-2016

It was a decent fight with a clear winner. I don't think crolla is good enough to beat linares. He really impressed me in the first fight.

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