Manchester lightweight Anthony Crolla has this morning received the news that he had been longing to hear – the WBA have “ordered” a rematch of this month’s world title challenge to Columbian (reg) champion Darleys Perez which saw Crolla battle to a controversial draw in spite of a 2 point deduction from the champion for low blows late in the fight.
This morning, Crolla’s promoter Eddie Hearn tweeted; Continue reading
Last night saw heartbreak for Anthony Crolla’s world title dreams in Manchester when a valiant and spirited effort from the home-town challenger ended in a controversial draw, despite champion Darleys Perez losing two points for low blow infringements.
The challenger put in a heroic shift that upon the sounding of the final belt saw his corner hoist him into the air to the raucous cheers of the partisan crowd who threatened to take the roof off.
However the joy was to be short lived, and after some initial confusion regarding the scorecards, legendary MC Michael Buffer dealt the crushing blow that the fight was a draw and the belt was returning to Colombia. Continue reading
Scott Quigg v Kiko Martinez
Regular WBA World bantamweight champion Scott Quigg, 31-0-2 (23KO’s), laid down a marker the size of the Manchester Arena tonight blasting former World super bantamweight champion Kiko Martinez, 32-6 (24KO’s) to pieces inside two rounds, in front of a packed hometown crowd.
Midway through the 2nd round, Quigg took absolutely everything from his Spanish opponent – who seemed to be warming to the task after an encouraging opener – with an enormous right uppercut that dipped his legs and left him laid on the canvas moments later following a further assault from the vicious champion. Continue reading
WBA Vice President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza has ordered an official scoring review of Saturday’s championship fight in Manchester, England between WBA World lightweight champion Darleys Perez and Anthony Crolla.
The Pod Index will conduct the review on behalf of the WBA and will utilize ten judges—five judges will score it using the full point system and five will have the option to use half points.
The results of the review will be published as soon as they are available.
ORANGE, Calif. (July 18, 2015) – In a bout that perhaps should not have ended the way that it did, WBA Lightweight Champion Darleys Perez (32-1-1, 20 KOs) retained his world title with a draw against Anthony Crolla (29-4-3, 11 KOs) at the Manchester Arena in England on Saturday night.
The Colombian-born Perez, who was fighting in Crolla’s hometown, had one judge score the fight in his favor (114-113), while another had it for Crolla (116-111). The third judge had it even at 113-113. Continue reading
It would be hard to recall a more deserving and popular British World champion than Anthony Crolla, 29-4-2 (11KO’s), should the 28-year old from Manchester defeat reigning WBA World lightweight champion Darleys Perez, 32-1 (20KO’s), on Saturday night.
On paper it looks a formidable task for Crolla, facing the heavy-handed Columbian, beaten on only one occasion against the talented Cuban Yuriorkis Gamboa (UD12). Only to follow, with 4 straight victories, during a period of smooth success, in which he claimed the interim WBA lightweight title and defended it on 2 occasions in decent company. Continue reading
Both WBA Lightweight Champion Darleys Perez (32-1, 20 KOs) and challenger Anthony Crolla (29-4-2, 11 KOs) weighed in at 134.4 lbs. at Friday’s weigh in in England.
The 12-round championship fight originates from Manchester Arena and is televised locally on Sky Sports.
In previous interviews, the Colombian-born Perez has shown confidence in retaining his world championship, while at the same time paying compliments to Crolla, calling him “Britain’s best lightweight.” Continue reading
Anthony Crolla says he knows he has to put in the performance of his life to take Darleys Perez’s WBA World Lightweight title from him on Saturday night at the Manchester Arena live on Sky Sports – and has promised his fans that he will deliver. Continue reading
This Saturday night in Manchester, one of British boxing’s most likable characters, Anthony Crolla, attempts to cap off a difficult 7 months with a fairy tale ending, by capturing the WBA (reg) lightweight strap against dangerous Colombian Darleys Perez.
Crolla’s fighting career was in serious danger of ending last December, when he was attacked after foiling a burglary attempt at a neighbour’s home – an incident that left him with a fractured skull, a broken ankle, and a whole lot of uncertainty as to whether he would ever even box again. Continue reading
Darleys Perez says he will destroy the World title dreams of Manchester hero Anthony Crolla when he defends his WBA Lightweight title for the first time at the Manchester Arena on Saturday night (July 18) live on Sky Sports. Continue reading