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.”