Anthony Crolla and Ricky Burns duke it out in a lightweight fight at Manchester Arena on 7th October, 2017.
Both fighters lost their respective titles in their previous bouts. Scotsman Ricky Burns lost his WBA light-welterweight title to Julius Indongo in April 2017. Crolla, lost his WBA lightweight title to Jorge Linares in September 2016 and then failed to regain it in a rematch in March, 2017.
The stakes are high for this bout. Whoever wins gets to stay in the game at world level but the loser will be losing much more than a single fight. In all likelihood losing this fight, will put an end to his career.
As Anthony Crolla says, “”I’m not going to say the loser has nowhere to go, but it’s going to be a tough road back,” said Crolla.
“We’re both coming off losing our world titles and the incentive is to win the fight and get back in the frame.”