A Mancunian, also known as Million Dolla, Anthony Crolla, is a British professional boxer competing in the lightweight matches. He has the record of playing in 40 matches with 31 wins, 6 losses and 3 draws.
Born on 16 November 1986 in Manchester, England, Anthony Crolla is descendent of Italian immigrants. Anthony is a British by nationality but has mixed ethnicity with Italian ancestry.
Anthony Crolla is the son of Wayne Crolla.
Anthony Crolla turned professional boxer at the age of 20 in 2006, after scoring winning points against Abdu Rashid at the MEN Arena in Manchester.
He had an unbeatable record in his professional debut until the loss on April 2008 against Youssef Al Hamidi.
However, Anthony Crolla regained his form and became the English super-featherweight champion from 2010 to 2012 along with the British lightweight title from 2011 to 2012. He is the winner of English lightweight title from 2012 to 2013 and WBA lightweight title from 2015 to 2016.
On June 2016, Anthony Crolla and Jorge Linares were scheduled to fight for their titles WBA world lightweight and the Ring Magazine world championship. Crolla had a close defeat by Jorge Linares followed by the rematch.
On January 2017, the three titles were at stake against Jorge Linares, Mikey Garcia, and Anthony Crolla. To increase the motivation of Anthony, his pal, the famous English footballer, Wayne Rooney appeared to see the match. But unfortunately, Anthony Crolla got defeated by the wide margins.
Anthony Crolla even though got defeated that night but he showed the huge respect for the winner and stated he is going to go again.
Anthony Crolla, a native of Manchester, is an avid fan of his local football club Manchester United FC. He is very good friends with the teams player, a football superstar Wayne Rooney.
Anthony Crolla is not a married man but is in a living in relationship with his girlfriend Fran Sanderson. The couple has a son together named Jesse Crolla born in 2013.
Anthony Crolla was attacked by the two burglars while chasing them down from a burglary at his neighbors house. He had chased them along the Thorley Close onto the Butterworth Lane and then Crescent Road. However, Anthony was hit with a concrete slab on his head by one of the burglars.
Anthony had a serious injury leading 10-12 stitches on his wound with two broken bones on his feet for which he underwent an operation.
Anthony Crolla is one of the highly expected and anticipated British professional boxers whose matches are always highly sold out. Anthony Crolla earns a good amount from every of his matches. He earned about $75 thousands in the year 2015 from his fights.
by ab-niranjan, 02 Apr, 2017