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Anthony Crolla Agrees For The Rematch With Ricky Burns In Glasgow

News by Joey Jordan Published on 09 Oct,2017 Updated on 09 Oct,2017

Boxer Anthony Crolla has agreed for a rematch with Ricky Burns, who asked for a rematch after a marginal defeat from the English boxer in Manchester. Crolla, 30, edged a fantastic non-title lightweight contest at the Manchester Arena, Saturday.

The former WBA lightweight champion Crolla said,

I’m very proud of where I’m from but when Flower of Scotland plays in the Glasgow. I find it hard not to sing along.” He added, “I’ve got no problem going there.

Crolla clinched the needy win outpointing the former three-weight world champion Burns in an enthralling bout in front of 12,000 spectators in Manchester. After the win, the Mancunian said,

It was good to be involved in a good fight with a top guy like Ricky. It was a great night for me. I thought I had definitely done enough but it was a tough fight.

All three judges called the bout in favor of Crolla with the scores of 116-113, 117-112, 116-114; confirming Burns’ seventh defeat of his professional career while the Englishman extend his record to 32 wins from his 41 professional fight.

Anthony Crolla and Ricky Burns during a bout in Manchester on Saturday

Anthony Crolla and Ricky Burns during a bout in Manchester on Saturday

Source: SkySports 

Crolla seemed satisfied with his effort in the match and with the decision of the judges as well. However, Burns disagreed with the judges’ decision and said:

Although it was close, I thought I did enough to edge it. I thought I landed the cleaner shots. In my eyes, I thought I just edged it.

After the match, Burns asked for the rematch in the dressing room, Crolla mentioned and he has agreed for the rematch saying, “We have no problem going to Glasgow for a rematch at some point but we will see what is next in the pipeline.” 

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