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Perez-Crolla II Finalized For November 21 in Manchester

Anthony Crolla will face Darleys Perez in a rematch for the WBA World Lightweight title at the Manchester Arena on November 21, live on Sky Sports.

Crolla and Perez clashed in the same venue in July where Perez kept hold of his title via a majority draw despite a tremendous performance from Crolla and having two points deducted in the second half of the fight for low blows.

The WBA granted Crolla a second crack at the Colombian and promoter Eddie Hearn completed the deal with 'Million Dollar' once again facing the champion in front of a his passionate home crowd.

“I'm so pleased for Anthony that he gets another bite of the cherry on November 21 in his home city,” said promoter Eddie Hearn. “I haven't found anyone yet who didn't feel that he won the first fight but that's in the past now and he has to make this count. I feel like he is destined to win a World title and on November 21 on a huge night for Manchester and British boxing, I truly believe his dreams will come true.”

Tickets for Crolla's rematch with Perez will go on sale to Matchroom Fight Pass members at midday on Sunday September 20 with the general sale from the venue from midday the following day (September 21). A further announcement on pricing and the undercard will be made soon.

Crolla is on holiday with his family but will comment on the rematch at a press conference soon.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by knockoutkid on 08-28-2015

joe gallagher catches shop lifter, he apprehends the dispicable theif, but in the mele of chaos he manages to spasm his back and will not be in his corner. However he will be wheeled out in the build up to…

Comment by knockoutkid on 08-28-2015

crolla got nice rest bites from the ref, when he blowing out his ars. He cant crack an egg tbh, perez was just lazy expect him to move his legs this time probably ko crolla. We havent seen crollas academy…

Comment by Chrismart on 08-28-2015

[QUOTE=Dirk Diggler UK;16001097]That's exactly what I'm thinking. Perez was really disappointing that night and Crolla seemed to fight out of his skin.[/QUOTE] Yeah i agree mate. That was probably the best Crolla we could have seen, while Perez seems to…

Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 08-28-2015

[QUOTE=Chrismart;16000978]I thought Crolla won the 1st fight. But i can see the rematch being a little like the Smith Vs AA rematch, where the champion steps it up at the second attempt and puts in the better performance.[/QUOTE] That's exactly…

Comment by Chrismart on 08-28-2015

I thought Crolla won the 1st fight. But i can see the rematch being a little like the Smith Vs AA rematch, where the champion steps it up at the second attempt and puts in the better performance.

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